This week we’re looking at short stories and how they can help us improve our editing skills.

  • Tuesday – How Short is Short? What do we mean by a ‘short’ story
  • Wednesday – Picking a Time, How much time can we cover in our story?
  • Thursday – On Exposition, How much exposition can we use in a short story?
  • Friday – Characters, Characters, Everywhere, What do we need to consider about characters in short fiction?
  • Saturday – New episode of Rum Cove.
  • Sunday – Saying Everything and Nothing, How can implication help in keeping our story short?

Nine Shillings Out Now on Kindle and in Paperback

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This edition of Nine Shillings features: a restructured beginning, new chapters, and bonus story Monster, Mine, narrated by Bran and Josef.

Coming 12th August 2019

Jesse’s Studio’s articles are coming to Kindle and paperback

  • In Shaping Stories we’ll be looking at narrative structure and narrators
  • In Creating Characters we’ll be looking at developing characters and putting them on the page.
  • In Editing, Editing, Editing we’ll be looking at what we can do with description and how we can approach editing

Watch this space for more news and pre-order links

Graphic showing the ebook and paperback of Victorian Mistress

Victorian Mistress, the edited version featuring bonus story First Meetings is also available in paperback and on Kindle


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Published by Jesse

I'm a writer and academic specialising in fantasy fiction and creative writing theory. I'm allergic to pretentiously talking about fiction and aim to be unashamedly ‘commercial’. Surely all fiction is commercial anyway, or what’s the point in publishing it?

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