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Writing Exciting Dialogue in a Short Story

So, you've decided to write your first short story. Congratulations! Welcome to the world of creating a memorable story in less than 5,000 words. I'm not going to lie to you and tell you...

The Seven Point Story Structure

This blog post is brought to you by the twisted but brilliant mind of Avrin Kelly. Avrin Kelly is an American horror and urban fantasy novelist. She also runs a blog where she posts...

BPC Entries from February (pt II)

With just over seven days left until the current round of the Blank Page Short Story Challenge closes for submissions, we've got some more of the entries from the last challenge to inspire you!...

BPC Entries from February

Thinking about taking part in the current Blank Page Short Story Challenge but stumped for ideas or inspiration? Then take a look at some of the entries we received during the last Short Story...

February 2018 Short Story Runner-up Interview – Brittany Miller

Rounding out the top three from the public vote is the talented Brittany Miller Congratulations to Brittany, her short story, They Come To Me At Night, came in third with the public vote, getting Brittany: 30%...

February 2018 Short Story Runner-up Interview – Damon Garn

With Friday's announcement of the first place for The Blank Page Challenge for February 2018, we can now confirm the first runner-up as Damon Garn Congratulations to Damon, his story, The Star Collector, received second place from...

February 2018 Short Story Winner & Interview

We are pleased to announce the winner of The Blank Page Challenge for February 2018 as Jill Patrick Congratulations to Jill, her story, Paid In Full, taking the top spot in both the judges and public...

How to Write a Story Using a Prompt

Most of us writers draw inspiration from anything or anywhere. A funny quote you found online or a picture you came across on google or pinterest. Why not turn this prompt into a short...

Anatomy of a short story

Our first post on the blog is from the chair of our judging panel, Simon Thurtle. You can find more from Simon on his blog, Twitter and Facebook. Now that the first short story challenge...

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