As a writer, a goal of your craft is to transport the writer from the present, to a place in their imagination. To immerse a reader into the story, writers use many methods, but one of the strongest is using the senses to connect the reader to his/her memories. Sight is the backbone of all … Continue reading Sensing your way to a better short story
Publish for Charity is excited to announce its 2018 Summer Grant Program for www.wordsforcharity.org. The grants will all be awarded in July 2018. The Words for Charity grant program is based on the goal of supporting authors of short stories who create a “give back buzz” by donating their work(s) to raise monies for charities. Ambassadors … Continue reading 2018 Summer Grant Program Open
Words For Charity is pleased to announce that it has awarded its “Benevolent Quill” grant to Daniel Magner. The “Benevolent Quill grant is awarded to the individual who short story(ies) contributions raised the most money during that specific grant period. Daniel donated three stories that raised money for Kaboom, an organization that builds play … Continue reading “Benevolent Quill” Grant awarded
We all use them in our daily life, those extra words that give us a chance to regroup our thoughts when conversing. Words such as "like" and "you know" have been parodied for years in both the film and written arts. But other words such as "Because", "Actually" and "So" go under the radar and … Continue reading Like, you know, Verbal Pauses in a Short Story!
Publish for Charity an Illinois 501c3 will be closing submissions for the 2017 Grant Program for www.wordsforcharity.org. on April 30th. Now is the time to submit your stories for review and possible selection as a winner of one of our generous $5000 grant awards. Grant One - A grant of $5000.00 (minimum) will be awarded … Continue reading Words for Charity 2017 Grant Program Submissions deadline in 4 weeks!
The incredible beauty of writing is that there are no personal physical limitations to creating a great story. Whether it is a novel, short story, poem, verse or any other format, the quality of the work is the story telling talent of the individual’s passion, imagination and skill. Imagination and passion are unique inherent traits … Continue reading Control your Content!
Here are some common tips to help with the unique challenges of short story writing.
Maybe it's not a Novel!!! What a great post, definitely a must read for authors. by Phoebe Quinn I am a fan of the humble short story – so much so that I am currently constructing a novel out of them. But it’s an underrated medium, one that is almost feared by both authors and … Continue reading 7 Reasons Your Novel Might Be a Short Story (And How to Fix Them) — A Writer’s Path
Have a friend read your story to you! Just as it helps to read your story out loud, hearing it spoken by another will give you a new frame of reference. You’ll hear what parts of your story are developed the clearest, what needs cleaning up and what can be edited out. You’ll start to feel the … Continue reading Fresh Perspectives on Short Stories