/Tag: Susanne Carter

Short Story Series: Write What You Know

By |2020-03-06T11:54:33-05:00October 27th, 2014|Writing Tips|

  Getting At The Truth: Part 7 This is the seventh blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 7: Great short story writers draw from their own life experiences.   “The proper relationship of a writer to his or her own life is [...]

Short Story Series: Lyrical writing

By |2020-03-06T11:54:34-05:00October 20th, 2014|Short Story Contest, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 6 This is the sixth blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 6: Great short story writers are also poets.   “Lyrical prose makes the words sing, doesn’t it?”-- Silvia Villalobos   When American Indian, Sherman Alexie, began writing during his [...]

Short Story Series: Concise and Compact

By |2020-03-06T11:54:35-05:00October 14th, 2014|Short Story Contest, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 5 This is the fifth blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 5: Great short story writers are concise. Get in, get out.  Don’t linger. Go on.—Raymond Carver The best short stories are tightly constructed and compacted.  They are both [...]

Short Story Series: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

By |2020-03-06T11:54:36-05:00October 6th, 2014|Book Promotion News, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 4 This is the fourth blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 4: Great short story writers view the ordinary world in extraordinary ways. “I get [ideas] from looking at the world we live in, [...]

Short Story Series: Write Without a Clear Destination

By |2020-03-06T11:54:37-05:00September 29th, 2014|Short Story Contest, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 3 This is the third blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness:  15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 3: Great short story writers don’t plan their stories--they just let their stories flow. “I just kind of feel (the story) out like a [...]

Short Story Series: Be a Great Observer

By |2020-03-06T11:54:37-05:00September 22nd, 2014|Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 2 This is the second blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 2: Great short story writers are great observers. "All you can write is what you see" – Woody Guthrie Irish writer Joseph O’Connor finds [...]

Short Story Series: Read, Read, Read

By |2020-03-06T11:54:39-05:00September 15th, 2014|Short Story Contest, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: Part 1 This is the first blog in the weekly 15-part Discovering the Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers series by Susanne Carter. Quality 1: Great short story writers read, read, read. “Reading. That was the sport I was good at.” – George R.R. Martin Great short [...]

Short Story Series: Introduction

By |2020-03-06T11:54:39-05:00September 8th, 2014|Short Story Contest, Writing Tips|

Discovering Greatness in Smallness: 15 Qualities of Great Short Story Writers By: Susanne Carter Introduction In his wonderful essay "The Ambition of the Short Story," Steven Millhauser writes that here in America where size equals power, ”the novel is the Wal-Mart, the Incredible Hulk, the jumbo jet of literature.” The short story, mindful of its [...]