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The clues to a great story

The clues to a great story | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ... (Note: this talk is not available for download.)
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Five Key Elements Of Writing A Short Story

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A widely popular examination of five essential elements for strong short stories and the explanations of why each matters so much.
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Very Short Story (VeryShortStory) on Twitter

Very Short Story (VeryShortStory) on Twitter | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The latest from Very Short Story (@VeryShortStory). Twitter sized fiction. Stories by @sean_hill. Send me a noun and I'll use the ones that inspire me in a story.
Get the book http://amzn.to/VeryShortStories. Austin, Tx
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Roddy Doyle: “Box Sets”

Roddy Doyle: “Box Sets” | The Short Story | Scoop.it
There’d nearly been a fight. People were drinking wine like it was beer and a man Sam didn’t know had thumped the table and shouted that “House of Cards” was better than “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” put together.
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Junot Díaz: “Miss Lora”

Junot Díaz: “Miss Lora” | The Short Story | Scoop.it
It is the first time any girl ever wanted you. And so you sit with it. Let it roll around in the channels of your mind...
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"In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" by Amy Hempel — Fictionaut

"Tell me things I won't mind forgetting," she said. "Make it useless stuff or skip it."
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5 Benefits of Writing: Why You Should Write Every Day

5 Benefits of Writing: Why You Should Write Every Day | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Taking a few moments to do a bit of writing every day can be of great benefit in many different aspects of your life.
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How to Craft Compelling Characters | WritersDigest.com

How to Craft Compelling Characters | WritersDigest.com | The Short Story | Scoop.it
To make characters seem real, you need to tap into what drives them. Use this foolproof method to bring the emotion of your story to life. by David Corbett
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The Long and Short of It – The difference between a novel and short story

The Long and Short of It – The difference between a novel and short story | The Short Story | Scoop.it
What is the difference between a short story and a novel? 










Source for Image One of my favourite writers, David Leavitt made his career with the short story before breaking...
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Stephen King on the Craft of Short Story Writing

In this interview with Rich Fahle of Bibliostar.TV, bestselling author Stephen King discusses the art of writing short stories and short fiction, and the fac...
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“Here’s A Little A Story I Gots To Tell…” – 15 Great Storytelling Raps

“Here’s A Little A Story I Gots To Tell…” – 15 Great Storytelling Raps | The Short Story | Scoop.it
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On this page, see a way that writers and artists have found a way to tell short stories beyond the page: through hip-hop music.  While rap may be criticized for some of the messages it often sends, one can't deny the impressive storytelling skills of these artists.  Keep an eye out for how these songs display the elements of a good short story in their rhythmic verses

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Twenty-Five Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Writing — Aliventures

Twenty-Five Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Writing — Aliventures | The Short Story | Scoop.it
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Sometimes the hardest part of writing a short story is just getting started.  Here are some ways you can get the creative juices flowing so you can come up with your next big idea.

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Writing Cliches: Common Cliches in Writing | WritersDigest.com

Writing Cliches: Common Cliches in Writing | WritersDigest.com | The Short Story | Scoop.it
This means steering clear of cliché and its sappy cousin—melodrama. Here are 10 tips to help you do just that.
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Top 20 short story to film adaptations - Telegraph

Top 20 short story to film adaptations - Telegraph | The Short Story | Scoop.it
From Double Indemnity to Breakfast at Tiffany’s - the short stories that have made great films.
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Cultural Studies: Is the short story, long in the shadow of the novel, finally ... - National Post

Cultural Studies: Is the short story, long in the shadow of the novel, finally ... - National Post | The Short Story | Scoop.it
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The Most Beautiful Thing (Short Film) - YouTube

Winner of the LACHSA 2012 Moon Dance Best Film Award, and Best Actor Award. Written, directed and edited by Cameron Covell, this short film, starring Nick Lo...
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Brain Exercises: Creative Writing Benefits the Brain - NeuroNet Learning

Brain Exercises: Creative Writing Benefits the Brain - NeuroNet Learning | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A new study further explored how the brain exercises during the creative process by investigating brain activity.
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Home - Carve Magazine

Home - Carve Magazine | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Carve Magazine, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is a literary magazine publishing new short stories every quarter. Read honest fiction today by some of the newest and best voices in the literary world.
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Developing Setting -- A Guided Free Write to Develop Your Setting

Developing Setting -- A Guided Free Write to Develop Your Setting | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Many writers swear that setting is the most important element of any fictional work -- that story and character grow out of setting. Here, you will devote some time reflecting on your story's setting.
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Short Story of the Day - American Literature

Short Story of the Day - American Literature | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The Short Story of the Day. Enjoy a great short story every day, selected from the thousands of short stories in the Short Story Library at American Literature.

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