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How to write a story, pulp style

Specific story-writing method published by a '20s/'30s crime writer? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jul 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Story structure in different cultures

Are there recognisable patterns, trends or structures in the way that different cultures tell stories? If so, where can I learn about this? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 9, 2013 - 16 answers

Survivor stories - persons living well despite chronic pain.

Encouragement and survivor stories from persons in chronic pain? Symptoms of what may be fibromyalgia and an inability to manage the pain well are depriving my life of beauty, art, and color; I am looking for underdog stories. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Apr 15, 2013 - 11 answers

spooky tales, let me be annoyingly picky about them.

Off-topic ghost story threads on various internet forums? They are delicious. Load me with links, please. [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Apr 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Which post-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories are worth reading?

What are the best non-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, collections, and novels?
posted by jsturgill on Dec 7, 2012 - 20 answers

What can I do that would result in a good story

Can you help me think of activities I can engage in that will give me lots of good material for interesting stories? I want 2013 to be the year of the interesting story in which I do things that have a good chance or resulting in an interesting story. I want to come up with at least 12 things I can do -- 1 per month. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Dec 5, 2012 - 38 answers

Where Can I Go Online To Get My Short Story Reading Fix

Your recommendations for online short fiction? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Jul 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Painlessly manage a story website programmatically?

I'm a programmer, and I want to create a static website to host my stories. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies

Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Ethical test-cases in literary form?

Recommend good short stories for starting moral or ethical debates! [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 26, 2012 - 29 answers

Robot stories.

I'm looking for stories (long or short) with self-aware robots or digital intelligences that are neither merciless killers of humanity/their makers nor effective slaves (created and forced to perform labor, either through laws or through programming). Ideally neither of those things would figure into their history, either. It'd be best if the constructed-people were the protagonists or main focus of the story, but this is not required.
posted by curious nu on Oct 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Funny Stories about Famous People

What is your favorite short anecdote about a famous and/or influential historical personage? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jan 27, 2011 - 31 answers

What are the best articles ever published by Harper's magazine?

What are your favorite articles in the index of Harper's magazine? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 14, 2010 - 16 answers

So, I was at my son's bar mitzvah, and...

Which stand-up comedians tell personal stories as opposed to gags, one-liners and impressions? (I already know about Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen and Bill Cosby.) [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 20, 2010 - 57 answers

Story Songs?

What are some great songs that tell stories? [more inside]
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns on Jun 25, 2010 - 75 answers

How do great writers create stories?

How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Jun 20, 2010 - 48 answers

Best new fantastic online fiction

What are your best sources for online science fiction / fantasy / horror short stories? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages?

Stories about healthy, "normal" marriages? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jan 11, 2008 - 41 answers

An Apple a day

Children's Story Filter: Help me find a story about the Apple family. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

Any scary stories creeping up on me?

What are your favourite, most scary, campfire-esque, "torch under the chin" type stories.... [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Oct 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Does anyone come close to Borges in the field of very short fiction?

Has anyone written and published very brief, dense prose works akin to Borges' ficciones, and are they any good? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on May 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Has anyone seen something so amazing they wanted to tell everyone about it, but by the time they could, the event had passed?

Has anyone seen something so amazing they wanted to tell everyone about it, but by the time they could, the event had passed? [MI] [more inside]
posted by SpaceCadet on Oct 13, 2004 - 28 answers

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