Archive for the ‘Short Stories’ Tag

“Write what you know” – Nathan Englander on Misunderstood Advice   2 comments

Nathan Englander (born 1970) is an American author. He wrote the short story collectionFor the Relief of Unbearable Urges, published by Alfred A. Knopf, in 1999.

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Show and Don’t Tell: In a Nutshell   4 comments

Prague - Czech Republic

Prague by Samuca° via Flickr

Below find a perfect example of Show and Don’t Tell in this short story by fellow WordPress blogger, A.S.J. Ellis. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to short story writing. This story does it in spades!

I found myself one afternoon on meth amphetamine, talking to a very serious, slightly tearful, but suicidal meth addict at his spacious apartment in the centre of Prague. (Read more…)

“Smoking in Prague”   http://asjellis.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/smoking-in-prague-i/

Can you give reason why this story works?

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