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Book: From Writing With Love by Avril Joy
In From Writing With Love, her inspirational book on writing, Costa Short Story winner Avril Joy shares her writing life - the highs and lows, and everything she learned about writing along the way. 'I came late to writing and after a matter of only months found myself hopelessly in love. I had some modest, early success with publication but then a series of difficult rejections. In 2011 I came [...]
 
Book: Reading a Writer's Mind - Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story by Linda Acaster
"...I place this one alongside the excellent Dorothea Brande's book ['Becoming A Writer'], and Stephen King's 'On Writing', both of which have been formative in my writing..." - Stuart Aken, author of 'The Methuselah Strain'. "...Her thinking on characterisation is especially enlightening..." - PF Field (Amazon UK reviewer) Wordcount: 53,700 approx - Written by the author of over seventy [...]
 
Book: Write Now! - A No Nonsense Guide To Writing Your First Novel (Write Now, Get Published Book 1) by Andrea Lacey-Payne
If you've always wanted to write a book but didn't know how, this is your chance! A published author guides you through the steps in a series of three ebooks with easy to understand instructions, advice with full support along the way. Don't let fear or uncertainty keep you from your dream of becoming published. Just think, this could be you in the future, writing a book on publishing to help [...]
 
Book: How to Write Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Blogs - For the self-taught, self-made, self-starter, and ambitious reader by Marciano Guerrero and Mary ...
This guide is about the writing of riveting novels, short stories, articles, essays, blogs, and other non-fiction genres. Our method of writing isn't found in any of the traditional textbooks written by theorists, scholars, successful and unsuccessful editors and writers, as well as writers' workshops, and writers' conferences.So, don't for a minute expect a "How to" traditional guide to writing [...]
 
Book: Writing Dark Stories - How to Write Horror and Other Disturbing Short Stories (Writer's Craft Book 6) by Rayne Hall
Learn to haunt your readers with powerful, chilling tales. Make their spines tingle with anticipation and their skins crawl with delicious fear. Disturb their world-view and invite them to look into the dark corners of their own souls. This book gives you a wealth of tools and techniques for writing great short stories. It is part of the acclaimed Writer's Craft series. TABLE OF CONTENTS - [...]
 
Book: How to Write a Mystery by Carlene Rae Dater
Dying to write a mystery novel but not sure how to start? How to Write a Mystery is the book for you. With over 30 years of experience in writing and publishing mysteries, Carlene has set up some simple steps to get you started and keep you going until you type, "the end." Chapter one of How to Write a Mystery shows how you start to write using an Intriguing beginning to draw your reader in. [...]
 
Book: These Islands Here - Short Stories of the South Pacific by Bronwyn Elsmore
Literary-fiction inspired by life in the South Pacific. These 32 tales reflect life, events and conditions in the islands and nations of the South Seas-Polynesia, particularly Aotearoa-New Zealand - aka Land of the Long White Cloud, Down Under, Kiwiland. Together they present the varied facets of living in this region of the globe - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph [...]
 
Book: Twisted Flash Fiction Volume 1 - An Anthology Of Really Short Stories (Coffee Break Tales) by Jaime and Raechel Faulkner
Twisted Flash Fiction (Volume 1) is a collection of ten really short stories - and we do mean really short, as each of these short fiction stories is just 500 words (which qualifies them as micro fiction). That means you can read these modern short stories whenever you have just a few spare moments - on your coffee break, on the bus on your way to work, while you're waiting in line at the bank or [...]
 
Book: We're Not Write - Two Sibs Misusing Technology by Cass Alexander and C.C. Edwards
"It was the best of texts, it was the worst of texts ..." From accidentally propositioning a friend's mom for a ball massage to finding a booger in a cup of coffee, We're Not Write offers a variety of hilarious anecdotes between siblings, Cass and C.C. Bear witness to their digital correspondence, insults, and major life faux pas in this laugh-out-loud collection.
 
Book: You Can Write A Million Dollar Memoir by David H Burns
If you're like millions of others, over the years, you may have daydreamed of writing a memoir. Hopefully not a thick, dry autobiography on the dust shelves of yesteryear, but a fresh, new slice-of-life memoir right out of your own memory! Generals, politicians and movie stars write (often boring or stuffy) autobiographies spanning their whole lives. Modern day memoirists write about a certain, [...]
 
Book: How To Write That Scene - Professional Techniques For Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft Book 28) by Rayne Hall
Learn how professional authors craft scenes, and apply the techniques to your fiction. This book shows you how to choose the cast of characters and the point-of-view, how to work with plot events and create conflict, how to build tension and conflict, and how to rework a dull scene to make it sparkle. It teaches you professional techniques for specific types of scenes, with a full chapter for [...]
 
Book: Tapestries and other short stories by Alana Woods
A collection of five short stories by Australian author Alana Woods, the Intrigue Queen of thriller fiction How's about a little romance tale with a happy ending? Or perhaps another with a punch-in-the-gut jolt at the finale? They're right here. Would you prefer a really short one that'll make you laugh 'til your eyes water and your sides hurt - so funny that you'll have to hang onto the chair [...]
 
Book: A Dash of Flash - A Collection of Very Short Stories by Millie Thom
Eighty five 'wee gems' in a single book ... A Dash of Flash is an eclectic mix of stories with both contemporary and historical settings, plus a few fairy tales and ghost stories added for good measure. Step inside and join the many and varied characters at their times of joy or sorrow, remorse or loss. Laugh at their foibles, commiserate with their grief and indulge with them as they reminisce. [...]
 
Book: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts
Fifteen short stories by novelist Janie Dempsey Watts including "Erice," William Faulkner-William Wisdom finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature characters facing inner and outer journeys that often do not go as expected. Why did Sadie's mother run away? And when will she return? Must a teenage girl learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? Why must a bride's [...]
 
Book: Thirty Scary Tales - Creepy Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirty creepy stories by Rayne Hall. This is subtle horror, atmospheric and unsettling rather than violent and gory. Some stories explore the paranormal, others probe into the dark corners of the human psyche. The frights may creep up on you and linger for a long time. This book is a compilation of volumes 1-5 of the Six Scary Tales books. It includes the acclaimed stories Burning and The Bridge [...]
 
Book: Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories by Richard Bunning
This is a collection of 50 mixed genre flash fiction stories. These are all of between 600 and 1000 words, short enough to be considered as flash fiction. They vary in genre from Romance to Science Fiction, and from the banal to serious in their scope. The idea of the title is that it should suggest that each story can be read in the time it takes for an egg to boil, or for the bus to arrive, or [...]
 
Book: Messages - Poems and Short Stories to Live By by Gail Pallotta
Find inspiration for our hectic times in these straight-forward poems for happy and sad days. Find history, warmth and a touch of the paranormal in three stories. Getting the Goat peeks into the early 1900's when mountain life was tough. Does Mama's advice hold true today? In Stitches in Love Rose's deep love for her grandmother motivates others to share their gifts. Does Rose reap her reward? [...]
 
Book: Hell's Bells - Wicked Tunes, Mad Musicians and Cursed Instruments (Hell's Series Book 4)
In this anthology, we have a nightmarish serenade from thirteen amazing writers who give their take on music, musicians and instruments from Hell. Rayne Hall, Jonathan Broughton, Bruce Memblatt, April Grey, Tracie McBride, Jake T.S. Wryte, Phillip T. Stephens, Mitch Sebourn, Charie D. La Marr, V. Peter Collins, Oliver Baer, Pamela Walker and Pamela Turner have stories featured here.
 
Book: Bites - Ten Tales of Vampires by Rayne Hall, Douglas Kolacki, April Grey, ...
Do you like the traditional, blood-sucking, dangerous type of vampire? Then this story collection is for you. Ten authors have created creepy, chilling, funny, thought-provoking and scary stories about dark suckers. Are vampires to be pitied for their vulnerabilities, or envied for their powers? How do we know who is a vampire? How do we know what vampires want from us? What if they are [...]
 
Book: Waning Metaphorically - Short Stories and Flash Fiction Collection by Michael Poeltl
"Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story." - F. Scott Fitzgerald - "A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick - a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart." - Neil Gaiman - "I start novels. But something happens to them. They break up." - Alice Munro - A multi-genre anthology of short stories from the mind of [...]
 
Book: Romance - P. S. You're In Love - Romantic Shorts and Other Things by Audrey Tolhouse
Flash Fiction Collection This is a beautiful, short and easy read. It's a collection of 14 short stories and snippets into stranger's lives. Catch a glimpse their emotions and feelings. Contemporary romance stories that'll make you feel emotion you've might have only once known. Although each one is short, you'll be guaranteed to feel. The Vow: A broken woman finds her resolve. Last Chance: A man [...]
 
Book: Strange Love - Short Stories and Twisted Tales by Victoria Pearson
These ten short stories and twisted fairytales all deal with the theme of love, whether for your partner, someone unobtainable, your children, parents or even your God, and how that love shapes our lives, for good or bad. Love isn't always pretty, and is shown here warts and all. Maternal love turns to obsession, infidelity goes sour and a prince is sorely disappointed. And you may never quite [...]
 
Book: Shadows in the Light. 15 Short Stories by April Taylor
A collection of short stories from writer April Taylor. There are shadows in all our lives. These stories, some amusing, some serious and some disturbing, illustrate aspects of the human condition. Meet the unnamed protagonist only interested in revenge; Anna trying to escape her bullying employer; Kelly who wants to be a successful writer; how Monty tackles a problem; how to make a beautiful [...]
 
Book: Short Stories and Twisted Tales by John Black
These short stories are of a variety of suspense and mystery. Read about the people in these stories and learn of their twisted fate of things unexpectedly. 1. Reflections: About a little girl and her magic crayons - 2. The Stranger: A Confederate soldier has some encounters with a odd fellow. 3. The Ultimate Game: A young teen becomes engrossed with a old video game. 4. The Last ride: A young [...]
 
Book: Lies I Never Told - A Collection of Short Stories by Martin Crosbie
"It's what we do. We make our own beds. We become thirty and then forty and we divorce and re-marry and visit our children on weekends, and work at jobs we never dreamt of doing, and have too many relationships with people we don't like, and on the outside we look like any other forty year old hero. We're not though, because it never goes away. No matter how much we try to hide it, inside we're [...]
 
Book: These Ties by William Bortz
...We find that this earth, continuously turns. And the fires that power it, continuously burn. The sounds that we hear, are nothing to fear. But the creation of us, and everything that we love. We find that we are all a part, of the same beating heart. And right where we end up, is right where we start.
 
Book: Out On Top - A Collection of Upbeat Short Stories by Steve Morris
"We are long overdue a break. Out on Top is a bag of stories where wrongs are often put right. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, characters get their chances to rectify their regrets and tidy up their troubled pasts. Once-reluctant Romeos, clever creatures and innovative new technology sees the cast of Out on Top get second chances to see the truth finally come out whether it wants to [...]
 
Book: I Made These Up (short stories for the fireside) by Jan Hurst-Nicholson
Short stories for the fireside (or wherever you have your e-reader). A diverse variety of humour, historical, murder, ghost, sentimental, adventure, and even a bit naughty - there is sure to be something to entertain you. There are even two BONUS read-aloud stories for children. These stories have been published previously in magazines or newspapers. Some are adapted from chapters in But Can You [...]
 
Book: Come As You Are - A Short Novel and Nine Stories by Steven Ramirez
"Ivan's innocent and unwitting flirtation with the demonic is first-rate supernatural horror. Ramirez's characters are beautifully defined, particularly Ivan and Hershey, the school janitor, who turns out to be much more than that. His plot is beautifully scripted and the suspense and supernatural dread emanating throughout this story make it impossible to put down until the last page is read." [...]
 
Book: The Stroboscopic Life of Blake Winkler - And Other Stories by Stefanie Fife
Eight stories that range from the odd and darkly funny to sentimental. They include the tale of a pastor who accidentally hires the devil as church secretary; an accountant who logically tries to learn to feel emotion; three songwriters who plot to kill their publisher; and Blake Winkler, the aging rocker with an unfortunate tic who realizes he has wasted his life. There is also the man who [...]
 
Book: The Phone - And Other Short Stories by Gary Paul Bryant
"Gary Paul Bryant will wheel your gurney down the paranormal corridors of Life Everlasting, whether you're willing or not. A must-read short story collection for vivisectionist aficionados, fantasy enthusiasts and all the rest of us hanging on to dear life." - Jack Archibald - Enjoy this must read collection of paranormal short stories that will have you feverishly turning each page with nervous [...]
 
Book: Dawn French Bought My Lava Lamp + other short stories by Lisbeth Foye
Seven short stories - 1.Together Again - It's all about the choices we make - in this life, and the next... 2.History Of A Stick - The ongoing repercussions of a murder committed in 1899 are still felt today. 3.Dawn French Bought My Lava Lamp - It seems that this could be the solution to everything, or then again, perhaps not. 4.Peculiar Ways - An old man recounts his life and how fate forced him [...]
 
Book: False Idols and Other Short Stories by Tony LaRocca
When I was young, I would check out science fiction short stories and novels from the library, and read them late at night by flashlight. These stories became old friends over the years that were never forgotten. In that vein, here is a collection of nine science fiction short stories, ranging from contemporary settings to future alien worlds. Written over a period of twenty years, its themes [...]
 
Book: In all Probability - A collection of short stories by Steve Morris
Hold on. Not so fast. Just when you think it's just another day.... An assassin with a unique technique, an almost-was soccer star and a bitter long-forgotten one-hit-wonder pop star are just a few of the random characters who turn up within the stories in this book. Each are loveable in their own different ways and are doing their very best to dodge Lady Luck's sadistic target practice. Heroes [...]
 
Book: Catching the Light - Four women, four compelling short stories by Mary Grand
"Whatever it is, Mary Grand has it... these four stories are riveting, compelling, illuminating .." A compelling and heart warming set of four short stories, including 'Belonging' about a young Deaf woman in a new relationship, by Mary Grand, author of 'Free to Be Tegan', which has 100 reviews at amazon.co.uk, averaging 4.7 stars. The New Arrival Rachel has moved to the Isle of Wight determined [...]
 


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