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An invaluable tool for all aspiring short story writers
on 12 September 2000
This concise reference book is an invaluable tool for all aspiring short story writers. Packed full of useful "insider" tips on creating professional, potentially lucrative stories, it provides an easy- to- follow guide.
Adele Ramet has sold many stories to top women's magazines and shares her experiences, complete with tips on how to approach editors and when to chase missing manuscripts.
The market for short stories, and particularly those with a "twist", is open to new writers but it is essential to be aware of what editors are looking for and some of their "taboo" subjects.
In addition to practical advice on presentation, format and invoicing, the book has an exciting range of creative ideas.
"Creating a Twist in the Tale" discusses techniques such as the effective use of dialogue and flashback, creating vibrant characters and ways of stimulating inspiration for "twist" endings.
An essential read for short story writers and one to keep and use time and again.