Excerpt from brief tale Writing: a pragmatic Treatise at the paintings of the fast Story
This ebook is an try to placed into sure shape the rules saw by means of the masters of the quick tale within the perform in their artwork. it's the results of a cautious learn in their paintings, of a few detached makes an attempt to mimic them, and of the serious exam of numerous hundreds of thousands of brief tales written via amateurs. it really is designed to be of functional counsel to the beginner in brief tale writing, from the instant the story is dimly conceived till it's accomplished and prepared for the editors judgment.
The principles and rules right here offered include now not what I conceive to be correct, yet what the good masters of the fast tale have considered correct, and what they've got proved to be at the very least winning. I communicate purely as a delver into the secrets and techniques of different males; and if I appear smug, it's as a result of the impact of the corporate I hold. My deductions are made not just from the artifices and triumphs of the profitable, yet from the struggles and screw ups of the unlucky besides; and i've endeavored to clarify either the philosophy and the applying of the entire rules so deduced.
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