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Here are the top ten articles for the Short Stories Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Dorothy Parker
Poet, critic, short story writer - a woman of her time and beyond
2. Heat by Joyce Carol Oates
This is a short story by Joyce Carol Oates. It was a disturbing story about a mentally challenged man and a pair of identical twins.
3. Waterstone Short Story Contest Tips 2008
Do you write Historical Romances, Horror Stories or Autobiographical Memoirs? All these genres and more are accepted in the Waterstone Bookstore postcard short story contest. Why not try your hand? It may be your big break or at least it may win you a writing course to improve your chances.
4. Waterstones Writing Contest Winning Authors
So what kind of mini short stories did the Waterstones famous authors try to squeeze onto the back of a postcard? Your Short Stories editor takes a look and finds some surprises – not to mention – some disappointments....
5. New Year's Night
A New Year´s tale by Henry Lawson, one of Australia´s most acclaimed writers
6. The Adventures of Stevenson - A Biography
The Author of "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jykell and Mr. Hyde" lived a life of his own adventure. He was multi-talented and used it in his work. He was a literary pathfinder.
7. The Character of Magical Realism
This article introduces a characteristic trait of the genre Magical Realism.
8. The Teaching Story
A teaching story begins by presenting a problem. A series of short stories whose characters face modern problems can’t guarantee the reader an ultimate resolution. However, by identifying with a character and the problems presented, the reader can become emotionally invested in the story outcome.
9. The Social Responsibility of Theme in Storytelling
Storytelling is highly suggestive. Fictional writers should be mindful of how much influence fictional stories are to readers. There are consequences to telling tales and we must write with more social responsibility.
10. Alaska by Alice Adams
This is a short story by Alice Adams that is an interesting collection of contrasts and similarities.
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