Establish theme early and stick with it.
It’s important to clarify for the reader what kind of information he or she is getting when you repurpose true events.
As Miss Maudie says in Mockingbird, “People in their right mind never take pride in their talents.”
The short story writer looks slant at real life to create compelling fiction.
Meet Lydia, a cheerful woman on the hunt in New York City for her parked car. Despite vibrant memories, her loyalty to the past is trumped only by the fact that it doesn’t exist outside of her imagination.
A spy has 24 hours to kill on the lam. Will he make it through them alive?
A little girl confesses a sin that has yet to occur in this gripping tale set in Ireland.
The parallel story that juxtaposes the importance of a single piece of rice.
The winner of the Two Roads Diverge contest explains inspiration, first lines and endings.
“I grew to love the challenges and rewards of the short story – the way you have to be precise and condensed and make every word count.”