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5 Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories

The ability to write a short story, and write it well, is invaluable to any author. Novelists in particular can benefit from regularly immersing themselves in short fiction. Writing short stories… Develops creative and critical skills. Builds portfolios. Provides the opportunity to expand experiences with submissions, editors and professional expectations. Furthers your understanding of genres and potential …

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Short Story of the Month: ‘Word-Flies’ by Katrina Kemp

This piece is part of our ongoing series ‘Short Story of the Month‘. Every month, the Writer’s Edit team selects their favourite submission and provides detailed feedback to the author. Read more about Katrina‘s inspirations and literary influences in our exclusive interview. ‘Word-Flies’ by Katrina Kemp I Pyrrho was inspecting something he’d picked up in …

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Short Story of the Month: ‘On Reading “Nigger’s Leap” by Judith Wright’ by Anne Vince

This piece is part of our ongoing series ‘Short Story of the Month’. Every month, the Writer’s Edit team selects their favourite submission and provides detailed feedback to the author. You can read more about Anne‘s inspirations and literary influences in our exclusive interview. ‘On Reading “Nigger’s Leap” by Judith Wright’ by Anne Vince Judith …

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How to Write an Amazing Short Story

The third and final instalment of our Short Story Week. We delve into what makes a great short story, and how you can write one yourself…

Weekly Writing Prompts: #22

This prompt encourages you to use your current writing project to create spin-off short stories that can be submitted to literary journals.

Her home is the ocean… Image Credit: Karyn Christner Photography.

My Home

A nostalgic piece about the meaning of home…