Reader's Guide to the Short Story
The Reader's Guide to the Short Story comes free with the eleventh edition of Fiction 100. It is a handbook which provides detailed discussion on how to read short fiction, introduces students to the elements of fiction, and provides extensive guidance on how to write about fiction (based on the best practices in current composition theory), with sample student essays.
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Writing About the Short Story
The Historical Development of the Short Story
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