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Tag Archives: james thurber
To Write Short Stories, Read Short Stories
I find that when I read short stories, more short stories of my own come to me and I believe Delany when he says that you can’t write anything better than the best stuff you’re reading. Here’s ten of my most accessible favorites, mostly speculative fiction, but with a few lit writers in there as well.
Links and News for Friday, November 18, 2011
Open mike at the Redmond Teen Center this Saturday, klids’ art, starry skies, people making art, reasons your reader keeps reading, the James Thurber House, reading for your Kindle, and an online workshop. Continue reading
Posted in daily life Tagged chuck wendig, eyes like sky and coal and moonlight, james thurber, redmond teen center 2 Comments
Story Prompts: Ten Impulses Towards Flash
I talked yesterday about flash fiction, what it is and why writers might want to write some. I mentioned that it’s a great place to try out new techniques. So here’s five possible things to focus on in a flash piece, with five more coming on Monday. Pick one and sit down and write the story. How long should it be? That’s entirely your call. Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged flash fiction, how to write flash, james thurber, michael swanwick, writing exercises 1 Comment