Miscellanea for short-story lovers

Spirited: “Leap Books has summoned some big names in fiction to help put together 13 ghostly stories to support a good cause, with all proceeds to be donated to 826 National. 826 offers free after-school tutoring, workshops, and in-school programs because they believe that ‘strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.'”

From the Daily Telegraph: Over 20 unpublished stories by Anthony Burgess discovered in archive – “A collection of unpublished stories and scripts written by A Clockwork   Orange’s Anthony Burgess have been found in the author’s archives.”

A Year of Flash: May 2010 – May 2011: “If you’re new to our site, what you will find is the result of a year’s worth of creative labor and love — on the part of 176 artists and authors who contributed over 1,500 flashes, poems and art.”

The Redwing’s Nest: “The Redwing’s Nest is looking for art and writing from children, pre-school through 8th grade, from around the world.”

4 Ways to Make Every Word Count: “Getting the full value out of every word you write is especially important when it comes to the short story. The key is to recognize the power of a single well-chosen word, and trust it to do its work. As a rule, the more economically you use language, the more powerfully you will deliver your message. Here are four techniques to help you make each word count.”

One thought on “Miscellanea for short-story lovers

  1. Amaleen November 13, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Great info, thank you. Spirited looks like an interesting read. I’ll have to add it to my TBR pile 🙂

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