Tag Archive: short story

Short Stories: Making a Collection, Part I

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of Shore to Shore. What’s good, what’s bad and how brutal is it out there? Warning – not for the faint-hearted.   At some point most writers of short fiction will amass a sufficient body…
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On Writing Short Stories: Observations and Apercus

Charlie Hill is the author of two novels, with a novella due in September from Cinnamon Press. His short stories have been widely published in print and online. Most recently, his work has appeared in The Lonely Crowd and Spelk and was…
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Setting and Place in Short Stories

Article by Tamsin Hopkins, author of SHORE TO SHORE Why should I care about setting in my stories? I always skip long descriptive passages, they’re boring. If that sounds like you, if you’ve ever had the ghost of that thought…
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Submission

Article by Sean Preston Tonight I met a writer for a drink. Huddled against the brick of the outer wall, we sheltered against angled rain, and it struck me that he never uses the word “submission”. The peculiar thing about…
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On Writing and Rejection

  Wallowing in yet another rejection today, I realized that writers are either bat-shit-crazy or masochists. Almost every writer who has made it (and lots who haven’t) will explain the need for thick skin. GET USED TO REJECTON, they say,…
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Ideas and Inspiration in Short Stories

Shore to Shore author Tamsin Hopkins discusses her own writing practice and asks three emerging short fiction writers (Emily Devane, Stuart North, and Sarah Hegarty) how they approach catching and keeping the best ideas. There is also an opportunity for readers to…
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