Dennis G. Jerz teaches new media journalism as an associate professor of English at Seton Hill University. So he says on his About page.
This essay, which he wrote with Kathy Kennedy, is easily one of the most compact and most complete guides a writer could need to make sure he’s thinking about the elements that make for a good story. And I have to give credit where it’s due: I used the examples in tip number 2 as the starting point for this week’s short story. Check it out Thursday.
Last week, I wrote about recapturing the creative joy that brought us to writing in the first place. I stand by that because this is supposed to be fun. Kennedy and Jerz give us a basketful of goodies to help ensure that our fun is catching for the reader, too.
Enough of me. On to Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers.