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How To Write Short Stories, with examples

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"How to Write Short Stories" by Ring Lardner is a concise and informative guide for aspiring writers looking to master the art of short story writing. Lardner breaks down the elements of a successful short story, providing practical tips and advice for crafting compelling narratives.

One of the strengths of this book is Lardner's use of examples to illustrate his points. He includes a variety of short stories from classic authors to demonstrate effective techniques such as character development, plot structure, and dialogue. By analyzing these examples, readers can learn valuable lessons on how to create engaging and impactful short stories.

In addition to the helpful examples, Lardner's writing style is clear and easy to follow, making it accessible to writers of all levels. He presents complex concepts in a straightforward manner, offering practical exercises and prompts to help readers apply his teachings to their own writing.

Overall, "How to Write Short Stories" is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their skills in short story writing. Whether you are a novice writer or a seasoned pro, Lardner's insights and examples can help you hone your craft and create memorable short stories.

Book Description:
Here are 10 humorous short stories by Ring Lardner , an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre. His contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all professed strong admiration for his writing.

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