This book will help you plot like a pro master the art of suspense like Poe craft captivating dialogue like Twain and – most crucially – get your short stories published. How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published is the essential guide to writing short fiction. It takes the aspiring writer from their initial idea through to potential outlets for publication and pitching proposals to publishers. Along the journey this guide considers the most important aspects of creative writing such as character plot point of view description and dialogue. All of these areas are illustrated with examples of classic fiction and accompanied by exercises that will help every writer hone their natural skill and talent into the ability to craft compelling short stories.