National Short Story Week – Podcasts Now Available

October 25, 2011

Sue Cook interviews a host of writers for The Write Lines exclusive podcasts for National Short Story Week.

Programme 1: British Short Stories

The guests discuss their own work and opportunities for short story writers, including the market for short stories and the recent increase in short story festivals and competitions. A unique and fascinating look at the short story in the UK today.

Programme 2: Women’s Fiction

The guests discuss the definition of women’s fiction and what makes good women’s fiction. They give a wealth of valuable tips for those wanting to break into the genre, including how to crack the women’s interest magazine short story market, what makes a good heroine and how to choose your characters’ names. A lively programme full of anecdotes and advice for budding women’s fiction writers.

Programme 3: Children’s Fiction

The guests discuss what children like reading, what makes a good protagonist in children’s fiction and how children’s authors today use social media to connect with their readers. The guests also give their tips on writing a good short story to those children who will be entering the Year 7 and 8 students short story competition. An entertaining and valuable insight into writing children’s fiction.

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