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Rules for Writers - Terry Bisson

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Here are the rules for the SF (or Fantasy) short story: 1. ... Experimental writing is for quotidian events. .... Anything longer than this and people start to fidget. 58.

HOW NOT TO OPEN A SHORT STORY | Fantasy Author's Handbook

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Nov 27, 2012 ... But a good fiction writer needs to imbue his or her work with a sense of ... You may be writing a story about someone who's having a bad day, ...

8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories - io9

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Mar 12, 2008 ... I wouldn't claim to be an expert on short fiction writing, but I have written ... The best short stories I've read are ones which start in the thick of ...

Ten Tips For Short Story Writing | Fantasy-Faction

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Nov 14, 2016 ... A short story is a separate form of writing, not just a mini novel. ... only be looking at your story for a quick bite of entertainment, and if you start to ...

Writing Fantasy: A Short Guide To The Genre | The Creative Penn

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Jun 27, 2013 ... It's a brilliant genre to write in and today, Ben Galley, fantasy author and young self. ... Kay – nothing wrong with a realistic medieval story, but if it doesn't ... a “ fantasy” until a book or two later – unless you have a good reason ...

How To Write A Fantasy Short Story - Fantasy Book

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For The Fantasy Book Review Short Story Competition. Mark, Mo ... There's more to writing a good fantasy story than ... You have to be able to write a good story.

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story | LetterPile

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Aug 5, 2016 ... Short stories are an easier way to start writing than trying to dive straight into a novel. .... First, what makes a story science fiction or fantasy?

Short Story Tips: 10 Ways to Improve Your Creative Writing | Jerz's ...

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Jerz > Writing > Creative > How to Write a Short Story (Dennis Jerz and Kathy Kennedy). Writing short stories means beginning as close to the climax as possible ..... On Short Stories and Prequels in Fantasy: Don't Learn to Walk By Running a ...

How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents - The Write Life

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Aug 6, 2013 ... “Cliché openings in fantasy can include an opening scene set in a battle .... I wrote a rather long short story once that was critiqued by a very ...

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy ...

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Sep 10, 2015 ... Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen ... can make it seem plausible, and as long as it's part of a good story.

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4 Approaches for the First Chapter of Your Novel | WritersDigest.com

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Nov 25, 2014 ... There are four primary approaches for beginning a successful novel. ... Many fiction experts tell writers never to write a prologue, while .... switches over to the main story, a fantasy swashbuckling adventure. .... I think it is a much more exciting start, and I was able to sprinkle in the backstory in just a few shor...

How to Write a Credible Fantasy Story (with Examples) - wikiHow

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If you want to write a fantasy story, you'll be creating a world for readers that's slightly different from our own. To start your fantasy story, try to come up with a fun  ...

How to Research and Start a Fantasy Story (with Examples) - wikiHow

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Have you ever had that flash of inspiration to write a fantasy story but had no idea ... sleeveless tube leather corsets and short shorts with daggers made of bone, ...