SHORT STORY is not a typical “how to” guide. I spent time looking for a book which would show me how a “raw” story was developed through drafts, with the comments received and the changes made. Struggling to find such a work, I decided to create my own, being transparent and honest in the details.
Using the story that gained me an offer of a place on a Master’s in Creative Writing, SHORT STORY will take you through three drafts of the work. From an early draft, to the draft used for my MA application, follow the comments and changes as the story evolves.
The book details not only the major revisions, feedback given by a professional novelist and an academic, but also has years of tips from my writers toolbox condensed between the drafts.
I hope that the process of my first successful story provides something useful for you, be it a tip from the writing toolbox, a look at the editing process, or motivation in knowing that you can do better than I did!
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