Free Today May 1, 2012
How to Write a Great Short Story: A Beginner’s Guide is a basic guide for beginning writers. Students, novice writers, and anyone wanting to brush up on their writing skills will find this guide useful. It contains many suggestions for how to write a short story; however, much of the information in this book can be used by anyone at any skill level in writing.
There is no magic formula to writing a great short story although there are some techniques that can be used to help you get started.
The secret to writing a great short story is…in a word…practice. You must write, rewrite, and rewrite again until you whittle down the story to only the essential words that are needed to tell a great story effectively.
Buford Tee’s love interest, Miss Carmelia Faye Lafayette, is a tough-as-nails owner of an early 1900’s barrelhouse-turned-sophisticated juke joint called The Hankering. She gives Buford Tee a hard time when he tries to make a play for her affections shortly after the death of her abusive husband . . . uh, ex-husband, that is. Well, she ain’t having it. She doesn’t want a man that’s only after her . . . (you know what). And she lets him know it in no uncertain terms.
About the Author–Katrina Parker Williams teaches English grammar and composition at a community college. She is the author of the following titles available at Amazon.
Read Katrina Parker Williams’ works:
Rock—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Grandpa’s Courtship—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Slave Auction—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Missus Buck—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Miss Carmelia Faye Lafayette–—A Short Story (Trouble Down South Series)
Trouble Down South and Other Stories—A Collection of Short Stories
The Girlfriend Tales is a series of short stories that addresses issues women grapple with from relationships to family to work and everything in between. Sprinkled with a dash of humor, these short stories offer a bit of mischief, mayhem, and even a murder or two. The short stories are of varied lengths from 3000-11,000 words.