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u/Waynersnitzel · 3 pointsr/writers

This comment by "feedthebirds" has a list of what are considered some of the best short stories. He has provided links to where most of them can be read online.

You might also look at some journalistic work as it sounds like your interest in writing may fall within non-fiction and journalism. There is some really fantastic, short written pieces by journalists. My personal favorite is a collection of newspaper writings by Rick Bragg He (and many other award winning journalists) are great at an important part of short writing which is getting the reader emotionally invested and then dropping a single line which reveals something unexpected that is usually revealing and emotional.

u/KodaFett · 3 pointsr/writers

Just do it. Just put it out there. Some of the worst stuff I have written, that I still call "trash fiction", is the stuff people loved best. Some of the best stuff I have written has gotten the harshest critiques. The point, here, is to be careful of becoming "married" to things, that is, being unwilling to change it if someone has a valid critique.

Basically, take everything that is said to you about your work, process it as feedback rather than attack, and use it to help your writing get better. If someone took the time to critique your work, rather than defending the work, thank them for the criticism. Take the criticim, apply it, and see if it makes your work stronger. If it does, keep it, if not ignore it. Rough criticim has helped me immensely.

I also cannot emphasize how much a few writing classes and good books can help. Check out On Writing Well by William Zinsser, and Sin in Syntax by Constance Hale. Worth their weight in gold.

Feel free to inbox me with your stories. I promise to be thorough, yet non-douchy! Here's my online portfolio , if you want to check out my stuff. :)

EDIT: A comma.

u/FractalEldritch · -3 pointsr/writers

Myself. Why? Because I have read all his work, and all of it has been to my liking. He never insulted or alienated me on social media. He has the same tastes as I do. And finally because we all should be our own favorite authors. We write what we love, no one else will write "for us" as we do ourselves.

But. If you mean one who I would love even if I didn't write. One who is someone else. Well. I read this novel called GR2113: The Genetic Riots. I know the author. He's a pretty chill guy, and it is the first novel I have read which I could complete in less than a week.

u/former_human · 2 pointsr/writers

i highly recommend The Artful Edit in addition to the beta readers. editing is about waaaaay more than the mechanics of grammar.

the last novel i wrote, i also compiled what screenwriters call a "beat sheet". take each section/chapter/whatever subdivisions you've used and just write down the main plot points for that section. do another pass for characters if you're having trouble keeping everybody in order. do another for thematic issues if need be, whatever you sense might be in trouble in the work. keeping it to the simplest moving parts helps you see where plot holes, or chronology errors, or etc are.

then you rewrite :-) and do the many many passes in The Artful Edit.

yes, it's a lot of work, but by the time you get all that down, your work is as error-free and as tight as you can make it. your agent will thank you. good luck!

u/lovelytrout · 1 pointr/writers

Read the Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart it is a really good book, and she did a wonderful job researching a lot of the bits and pieces of Arthurian legend. I'm not sure if they're included in the version I linked-I have a hardback copy that contains footnotes and source references which could be helpful.

Maybe the crystal cave could provide some sort of bridge between the two realms? Maybe Denver is the real King Arthur and all the fables were written about him after all? How does Merlin play into your story?

u/AlisaLolita · 1 pointr/writers

OP, check out this one or this one. They both seem fun and age-appropriate to keep her inspired rather than bored. :)

u/IPman501 · 5 pointsr/writers

This book is supposed to be the absolute final word on getting a literary agent, and it's updated every year:

Guide to Literary Agents 2017: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Market)

I will be using it when I begin looking for an agent as well.

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/writers

I've always wondered this too. I enjoy reading most zombie apocalypse stuff on Amazon, even the most amateur and self published. Some of those authors have thousands of reviews. A favorite is The Remaining series. It's got over 2200 reviews which means he likely has sold 10s of thousands of copies. Does he make a living? I don't know!

u/SturdySnake · 3 pointsr/writers

The one book you need:

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

I'm a writer by trade and that book taught me all i've ever needed to know about punctuation and grammar :)

u/Kate_Johnston · 2 pointsr/writers

This book is what I always reference when writing.

u/djs758 · 5 pointsr/writers

Maybe there’s a screenplay in there, but not until you make it one:

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

u/Mattyweaves19 · 2 pointsr/writers

I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but two years ago I ran into the same problem over and over again. Then I found this:

So many things in there I didn't even know I needed like a list of nuts and seeds or a list of every branch of science. Plus tons of different and unique phrasing that I could never find on a website.