How to Write Short FictionWhat do you write about short fiction films?
Composing short fiction films: An individual trip
I had spent twenty years as a schoolteacher, ten years in pedagogical research and five years as head of a pedagogical welfare organisation, and in all this period I had not written any fiction or poems at all. I always had the impression that if I had ever been allowed a clear run in my creativity I might just do something with it.
I worked on the compilation of the first novel since a part of the finally goalless 1920s with a little more plausibility in my claims to pen. One of the agents sniffed at the opening chapter and plan, then made a no, and at that point I had gained a more real sense of the underworld.
I was not impressed by my compilation of research-related publications in the education media. Finally, it seemed to me that the only way to go out and buy costly creatively designed classes was to put the subject to the test by trying to get posted in journals and take part in contests. Brief fiction seemed to be the only way; editors and many operatives will not deal with unwanted fiction, and there are not many full-length cometitions.
It would be a long and hard task to take part in one contest a year, even if that were the case. I didn't know much about short films back then. The first song I released appeared in a short game magazin in December 2007, almost exactly seven years ago. What happens afterwards is summarized in the'biography' below, which culminates in my two books of short films and poems, and if anyone wants to try them out, then go to www.bruceharris.org.
However, going to the limits is not really what this play is about, and I did not choose my next typing job either. So we put together with my web master Martin Kerr in early 2014 a compilation of short fiction writings, http://writingshortfiction. org (WSF), and it's making its impression. Up to now, it contains a "Why and What" section on why to write short feature films and which short feature films to write; a "Competitive Writing" section on how to enter fiction contests and what to expect when doing so; surveys to find out how likely it is that website users will release short feature films and how much they generally know about fiction today and to help website users form topics.
It also offers fiction contests, journals and short stories collection. Right now the site has a British emphasis, especially as the British community is what I know about, but if someone out there wants to give us information about his own country's contests and practice, please do so and welcome it.
The first is "Champion Fiction", with award-winning tales by authors with very impressing references, and the other is "Tips from the Top", in which the authors share their own advices for success in the short game world. We will announce the authors' name and biographies that will help get the site up and running on Monday, December 8th.
It' our homage and our offer to the study group and the evolving authors in it, and we are hoping that website users will find it useful, inspirational, instructive or perhaps even all of them together. First Flame, an collection of 25 Bruce Harris tales that have won all awards, distinctions or lists in fiction contests, is available in printed and electronic at www.bruceharris.org.
Besides the second place at the 2014 Momaya Press Contest, Bruce's price tag contains the Writers' Bureau (twice); Grace Dieu Writers' Circle (five times); BISCLE, Prix Yeovil, Milton Keynes Speakeasy (dreimal), Exeter Writers, Fylde Writers, Brighton Writers (dreimal), Wells Literary Festival, Wirral Festival of Firsts, New Writer, Segora, Sentinel Quarterly, Swale Life, Havant Literary Festival,
The Southport Writers' Circle, Lichfield Writers' Circle, Cheer Reader (dreimal), TLC Creative, 3into1 Short Story Competition, Meridian, Five Stop Story (dreimal), JB Writers' Bureau, Red Line (dreimal) und Bridport Prize et Bristol Prize longists.