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Telling Tales: How to Write Sensational Short Stories

By Lynne Barrett-Lee

The passing on of stories is as old as humankind, and the urge to tell them, for many of us, runs deep.

Those of us who find ourselves afflicted by what many writers liken to a disease will know only too well that the true writer can’t NOT write – many of us tend to do so compulsively. And even if we’re not all scribbling furiously in cafes, then we’re often to be found, miles away, staring into space, making up stories in our heads. 

This step-by-step course on creating sensational short fiction is for everyone. Written by bestselling author Lynne Barrett-Lee, and based on her face-to-face course of the same name, Telling Tales will guide you through the whole writing process. It starts with the basics – where to start, how to create characters, how to plot and how to write sparkling dialogue – to the business of polishing and editing your fiction, before taking the next step and getting it out there in the world. 

It doesn’t matter whether you already have some experience or are a complete novice, because writing fiction, at any level, requires just three things: a desire to create stories; an imagination; and most of all, a sense of adventure. In other words, nothing the average person can’t muster, if telling tales is an affliction for you too…

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