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Writing the short story

a hands-on program

by Jack M. Bickham

  • 79 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Writer"s Digest Books in Cincinnati, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction -- Technique.,
  • Creative writing.,
  • Short story.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJack M. Bickham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3373 .B45 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination213 p. ;
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1104149M
    ISBN 100898796709
    LC Control Number94029207
    OCLC/WorldCa30814809

    I’m like Brian, a 45 yr old wife & mother who has always dabbled in writing. I wrote my first short story when I was 8 yrs old. I’ve written several short since then, but then I turned to poetry and that’s my true love. My short stories and my poems are all “confessional”, and according to my son, quite depressing.


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