Definition—Two Types—Dramatic Short Story—Atmospheric Short Story—Origins—Assumed Unity and Singleness of Effect of Dramatic Short Story—General Technique of Form—Characterization—Interest and Too Great Simplicity—Limitation upon Complexity—Length—Coherence of Form—Compression.A story is a fiction with a plot, as distinguished from a tale, which is a string of incidents … [Read more...] about The Short Story by Robert Saunders Dowst (1918)
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OF HAWTHORNE AND THE SHORT STORY by Edgar Allen Poe The reputation of the author of "Twice-Told Tales" has been confined, until very lately, to literary society; and I have not been wrong, perhaps, in citing him as the example, par excellence, in this country, of the privately admired and publicly-unappreciated man of genius. Within the last year or two, it is true, an … [Read more...] about OF HAWTHORNE AND THE SHORT STORY by Edgar Allen Poe
The Short Story We love historic articles here at EWR. We love writing and love the history of writing just a little less. I feel that by looking at the history of where our forms and genres have been, it gives us great insight into the evolution. There are many times that we ask ourselves, if you write with any frequency and study, why are things this way? Looking at the … [Read more...] about The Short Story
THE PLACE GRATITUDE FILLS IN A FINE CHARACTER by Walt Whitman From the Philadelphia Press, Nov. 27, 1884, (Thanksgiving number)Scene.—A large family supper party, a night or two ago, with voices and laughter of the young, mellow faces of the old, and a by-and-by pause in the general joviality. "Now, Mr. Whitman," spoke up one of the girls, "what have you to say about … [Read more...] about Walt Whitman on Thanksgiving
Being A Writer in Silicon Valley by Vanessa Wang When I first arrived in Silicon Valley two years ago, I had very few expectations for this place. My husband, a computer programmer, had dragged me here because “it is the epicenter of the world’s most cutting-edge technology and future-changing companies.”So what, I thought.I was unprepared for how … [Read more...] about Being A Writer in Silicon Valley
Do you think that writing killing posts is an art? To some extent, it is. But it’s more about skill and technique especially if we are talking about academic writing, copywriting, but even fiction writing requires from you following some rules.If you feel that writing is too hard for you, never give up. There are many of those who also thought like that but after trying … [Read more...] about How To Influence The Reader Correctly: 5 Tips To Writers From Harvard Linguist
Welcome to write a novel with me in only 1 year. I think it is important to have goals in writing. I think there are a couple ways to set these goals. Some people care about the amount of time they write each day. Couple writers I know like to write 5 hours per day. They make a living off their writing and teaching. I would love to do that, but I find if I say I’m going to … [Read more...] about Write a Novel with Me in Only 1 Year
How Late Is Too Late To Become A Writer? Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was 19, Zadie Smith wrote White Teeth when she was 24 and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel came out when he was just 23. There are countless examples, much lauded in the press, of writers who got their first big break when they were barely out of high school.Younger writers are seen as … [Read more...] about How Late Is Too Late To Become A Writer?
3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value Though they capture the imaginations of many, tales of the weird, the fantastical, and the horrifying tend to be regarded as lesser works of literature--assuming they’re considered literature at all. The outright rejection of horror as a work of cultural value is misguided. Here are three reasons why horror’s value as a cultural art … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Horror has Cultural Value
Best Editing Tools for Bloggers Here are some suggestions on finding the best editing tools for bloggers. After you spend hours or even days working on a single blog post and organizing your notes and references like a maniac, you finally have a great blog post ready to be posted. Actually, it’s not ready yet. You’ve made a great achievement, but you cannot post … [Read more...] about Best Editing Tools for Bloggers
Welcome to our game for writers. It is an Exquisite Corpse. An Exquisite Corpse is a writing or art game where you complete the story, poem or drawing in parts. Each author or artist cannot see the previous artists/writers work. In this case we are writing a poem together. It is a poem about anything.In this case there is no restriction on words. This EC goes until we get … [Read more...] about Exquisite Corpse Game for Writers
Here are the Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters. I believe that all monsters are connected to a specific fear. Monsters are the things that haunt us and thrill us. As writers our nightmares many times are as important as any dream we have. Monsters are sometimes the hearts of writers. To that end I was thinking about all the types of monsters out there. I … [Read more...] about Top 10 Monsters: What we fear when we fear these monsters
“THE AWAKENING.” Kate Chopin. $1.25. Chicago: H. S. Stone & Co. Pittsburg: J. R. Weldin & Co.A Creole “Bovary” is this little novel of Miss Chopin’s. Not that the heroine is a creole exactly, or that Miss Chopin is a Flaubert—save the mark!—but the theme is similar to that which occupied Flaubert. There was, indeed, no need that a second “Madame Bovary” should be … [Read more...] about Review of Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” by Willa Cather
I should not have affixed so comprehensive a title to these few remarks, necessarily wanting in any completeness, upon a subject the full consideration of which would carry us far, did I not seem to discover a pretext for my temerity in the interesting pamphlet lately published under this name by Mr. Walter Besant. Mr. Besant's lecture at the Royal Institution--the original … [Read more...] about The Art of Fiction by Henry James
The student may read Homer or Æschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulates their heroes, and consecrates morning hours to their pages. The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of … [Read more...] about Advice on Reading the Ancient Classics by Henry David Thoreau
Welcome to the 1st Annual Justine Moritz Literary contest. If you win this contest you win $500 in ads on our site and the right to say that you are the winner of this grim horror award. The rules are simple:50 Words or less Post in the comments Deadline is April 17, 2017 Must have a title (does not count in the word count) Must be scary, clever, awesome….best story … [Read more...] about 50 Word Story contest
It’s that time of year again. Sandwiched between chilly March and warm May is the soggy month of April, and poets everywhere rejoice! If I could have voted, I would have put national poetry month in July, this way cocktails and beach chairs would have been part of this list, but I digress. I want to focus on 10 ways to support National Poetry Month.National poetry month is … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Support National Poetry Month
The Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writers have become more difficult over the last 5-10 years to find. It’s amazing how some very well established sites just disappeared after Facebook climbed to the top of the mountain. I’m going to avoid added Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, or Facebook to this list. We all know how helpful those sites are for marketing … [Read more...] about Best Social Networking Sites and Message Boards for Writer
My 5 Favorite Northeast Ohio Bookstores What does an aspiring fiction writer and full-time English teacher do for fun these days, you ask?Why, visit bookstore after bookstore (after bookstore), of course!If you find yourself in the Akron area, here are my five favorite bookstores within 30 minutes of downtown Akron that you really have to check out: The … [Read more...] about My 5 Favorite Northeast Ohio Bookstores
This is the first in a series of articles we are running On Writing. We thought it would be interesting to let authors from the past do the talking. This is Mark Twain's words about the Humorous story On Writing. We hope you enjoy it. I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily … [Read more...] about On Writing: How To Tell A Story