Writers Talk 5 Short Stories

Writers Talk 5 | Short Stories


Welcome to our podcast series, Writers Talk. In our fifth podcast, we talk about short stories with Mia Botha.

Previous podcasts:

  1. Writers Talk 1 | Neil Gaiman
  2. Writers Talk 2 | Writing A Book In A Year
  3. Writers Talk 3 | Star Wars
  4. Writers Talk 4 | Top 100 Fantasy Books

Writers Talk 5 | Short Stories

This week we are talking with short story expert and owner of deadlinesforwriters.com, Mia Botha.

Mia also facilitates courses and writes weekly blog posts for Writers Write. She is the author of Write the crap out of it and other short story writing advice, and The Short Story Checklist Workbook, and the How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories Workbook.

In this podcast, our hosts, Mia Botha and Christopher Dean talk about Short Stories and why you should write them.

They talk about:

  1. What short stories are.
  2. Why they are useful to writers.
  3. Competitions for short stories around the world.
  4. Mia’s great website that helps motivate people to write – deadlinesforwriters.com.

Looking for inspiration? Try these articles:

  1. 12 More Reasons To Write Short Stories
  2. 4 Types Of Viewpoint To Consider In Short Stories
  3. 5 Ways To Sneak Setting Into Short Stories
  4. 4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories
  5. 5 Reasons To Join A Short Story Writing Community

Top Tip: Learn how to write short stories with How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories Workbook and The Short Story Checklist Workbook.

What Is Writers Talk?

Writers Talk is the Writers Write podcast where our podcast hosts talk about everything to do with writers and writing.

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The Podcast Hosts

Christopher :Luke Dean Christopher Luke Dean writes and facilitates for Writers Write. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisLukeDean

More Posts From Christopher:

  1. Writers Talk 4 | The Top 100 Fantasy Books
  2. Writers Talk 3 | Star Wars
  3. Writers Talk 2 | Writing A Book In A Year
  4. What Writers Can Learn From The Mandalorian
  5. Getting Away With Murder: A 5-Point Plan On How To Kill A Character

Mia Botha Mia Botha is an author, writing coach, short story expert, and the creator of the Deadlines For Writers website. She is the author of Write the crap out of it and other short story writing advice and other workbooks on writing, including her latest, The Dialogue Workbook.

More Posts From Mia:

  1. The Craft Of Not-So-Subtle Conflict In Fiction
  2. The Art Of Subtle Conflict In Fiction
  3. 5 Essential Tips For Meeting Writing Deadlines
  4. When To Ignore The Writing Rules
  5. 4 Things To Remember When Receiving Feedback On Your Writing

The Last Word

We hope you enjoyed this podcast where our writers talked about short stories. Look out for the next one in the series by subscribing to our Daily Writing Links.

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