How to Write Short Stories
by L. Josephine Bridgart
Publisher: The Writer's Digest 1921
Number of pages: 164
The great purpose of How To Write Short Stories is to induce the new writer to look at his profession in a business-like way and to go to work with his business sense fully awake. The book also seeks to answer some specific questions which usually rise up to vex the new writer and in general to make the technique of writing for publication more clear and simple.
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by Joseph Devlin - The Christian Herald
This book should help ordinary people to express themselves in ordinary language, in a proper manner. Some broad rules are laid down, the observance of which will enable the reader to keep within the pale of propriety in oral and written language.
by Edwin A. Abbott - ManyBooks
Almost everyone can be taught to write clearly. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach and learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of this book.
by Rowan Wolf - Smashwords
It was John Gardner -- legendary teacher of the craft -- who said that the elements of fiction, like the words in a language, are finite. I set about to verify this by scouring for and collecting authors' quotes about them.
by Robert Louis Stevenson - eBooks@Adelaide
Essays on the Art of Writing collect seven important essays on authorship. Written more than a century ago, these essays are full of insight for today's readers and brimming with still-applicable wisdom for modern writers.