Writing Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 1)

The elements of short story include: characterisation dialogue point of view setting structure narrative style   Creating Believable Characters Most mainstream short stories are ‘character driven’ rather than ‘plot driven’. For this reason, it is important for fiction writers to develop their characterisation skills. The best place to start is by reading short stories written … Read moreWriting Course: Elements of Short Story Writing (Part 1)

Editing Course: Perfect Punctuation II

When editing manuscripts for books, it’s important to understand the use of inverted commas for speech, quotes and apostrophes. Speech Marks: Single or Double? We use speech marks (ie “…” or ‘…’) in novels, magazines and newspapers to indicate when a person is talking. Different countries have their own standards when displaying speech marks. In … Read moreEditing Course: Perfect Punctuation II