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  • A year ago Joe Bunting started a blog called 'The Write Practice.' His aim was to help writers to improve their craft. He's now come out with a book callled 'Let's write a Short Story.' The 140 page book seems slim but is packed with advice that should help aspiring writers. If you want just one book on writing then you should not just browse through this book but follow his advise and start writing..

    It's easier to get into an Ivy League college than to become an established writer, says Bunting, giving statistics that seem quite formidable. But on the other hand there are a lot of online magazines and publications that look for material to publish. For those who have attempted writing novels that are incomplete he suggests turning them into short stories.

    The book contains nuggets of information on how to start writing short stories, the basic structure for writing 'shorts'. In it you'll find tips on who to approach, how to submit your stories and how to use the social media to promote your stories.

    Why do we writers have such a hard time getting published? The magic bullet, Bunting says, is to get rejected soon. 'Finish a piece of writing and send it off,' he says. 'Get rejected. You can't get accepted unless you're willing to embrace rejection. Take a risk,' he adds.

    Bunting himself says that he writes ' because I know I'm meant to. I know that I need to. It's good for my soul. It connects me to the human race. It feeds me.'

    Do you feel the same way? Then go and buy the book and start reading it. And then start writing!

    This book was launched just a few days back, on the 22nd of this month I think. His blog 'The Write Practice' is a very good one with lots of helpful tips and that's why I volunteered to write a review of his book.

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