Tag: short stories

  • Short fiction: Lincoln Dunwoody

    Lincoln Dunwoody is a piece of short fiction I wrote in August of 2014 as an exercise for the class Scenes from a Book taught by Candace Denning at the Indiana Writer’s Center. Lincoln Dunwoody is the guy who opens my cans for me. He likes to tell people he’s my owner, but that’s a […]

  • Word Counts of Famous Short Stories (organized)

    Shamelessly cribbed from Classic Short Stories and re-organized by word count from shortest to longest for comparison purposes. We’re discussing short stories with the Indy NaNoWriMo group this afternoon, and I thought it might help to have a word count chart similar to the one I did for Famous Novels back in November. Of the […]

  • Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing a short story

    Cribbed from Kurt Vonnegut’s Wikipedia entry: In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or […]