23/06/2015
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Study the short story masters

4028749c-8a49-44af-936b-7b0af00db3e9
In the August issue of Writing Magazine, we analyse four of the most celebrated short stories ever written.

Read the short stories here to avoid having them spoiled by the article, or see how you feel about them without being guided by our assessment.

The stories are:
• Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace, 1884
• Saki, Sredni Vashtar, 1912
• F Scott Fitzgerald, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, 1922
• Shirley Jackson, The Lottery, 1946

Find out why we think these stories are such a good example for writers, in the August issue of Writing Magazine

Back to "Technology for writers" Category

23/06/2015 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Coffee break exercise: Letters

Let old letters inspire new creative writing in this week's exercise ...


Why a creative writing course could help you

Read an inspiring story from a student on our Fiction writing course ...


Coffee break exercise: Trees

Branch out and create some new characters with our latest creative writing exercise! ...


How new novelists can deal with criticism from editors

Criticism, especially for debut novelists, is hard to take. Here are some tips from Kathleen Jones, The ...


Other Articles

Author experience: Why I chose a new author name

After a decade of writing as Jane Costello, the novelist tells us why she chose the pseudonym Catherine Isaac ...


Read more, write better! Writing Magazine bonus content, May 2018

Make more of your monthly Writing Magazine with our expanded content ...


Coffee break exercise: Walls

Don't hit the wall with your writing – be inspired to create two new pieces of flash fiction in our latest ...


How to make historical fiction ring true

Award-winning author Tiit Aleksejev offers advice on turning the past into believable fiction ...