“Fiction’s not a place for hiding. Your skin is in the game, from the moment you begin.”
While we don’t want you to commit a crime, we want your characters to. Read on to learn how to win $1,000 and publication in The Writer.
Do references to Left Shark help or hurt your fiction?
A short story needs motives.
It’s good for me to notice the tiniest sub-“thought” which goes through my mind, almost too fast to notice—to catch it before it’s gone, to jot it down. Whhhsshht!
NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner shares how crafting short shorts can open a big world.
“Allow yourself to write badly in the beginning. That’s good tried and true advice. And then let it evolve as you rewrite.”
This issue of The Writer includes a variety of voices from the world of writing, including our short story contest winner, Graydon Megan.
A bracelet builds character for an author’s pseudo self.
An Ocean of Possibility was the theme of a short story contest held this summer by The Writer.