Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Short Story

If you would like to try your hand at writing short stories, here's some help for you. There is a 2-page pdf file called "How to Write a Short Story" that provides some basic how-tos. You can also take a look at "How to Write a Short Story" at wikiHow.

The Wikipedia has a lot of articles that can provide you with information and links also, such as this article on "Fiction" or this one on "Short Story".

Another article is "Writing a Great Short Story" by Lee Masterson. It's at the site Fiction Factor which I've mentioned before as having a number of useful articles.

Edited to add a link from the comments: "How to Write a Short Story" blog.

If you've never tried writing a short story or if you have and have not been too happy with the results, these articles might provide you with some good tips. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

World Writer and "A Reader's Manifesto"

There is a website called World Writer that has a lot of articles linked that can help you with all types of writing and with the business of writing. Check it out.

At The Atlantic Monthly you can read a marvelous piece from the archives--B. R. Myers' "A Reader's Manifesto". This appeared in the July/August 2001 issue. There are any number of articles available for reading in The Atlantic Monthly's archives, which can be accessed from the home page--click "archives" and the "back issues".

Saturday, September 8, 2007

J R R Tolkien

One of my favorite authors is J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are much loved books that I return to again and again. They are delightful and interesting stories, but there is such depth to them, as well. I gain insight into the human condition by reading them.

A webpage that I have found and am beginning to explore is "The Catholic Imagination of J. R. R. Tolkien". It has quite a list of articles & essays about Tolkien's writings from a spiritual point of view. You might enjoy it as well.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Medieval Writing

I'm not feeling up to a full-fledged blog post today, so here is a link to a website on Medieval Writing. Enjoy.