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Anecdote (Episode 2: How to Write Fiction - Quick Advice on Short Stories)

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Posted by: tburger88 on Apr 18, 2017

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Page with links to T.C. McCarthy's books and stories (some are free):

For more detailed "how to write" videos, I highly recommend Brandon Sanderson and others at:

Absolute Write:

Anecdote is a new YouTube series that provides a window into the experiences of professional author, T.C. McCarthy. T.C. is an award winning and critically acclaimed southern writer whose short fiction has appeared in Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, in Story Quarterly and in Nature. His debut novel, Germline, and its sequel, Exogene are available worldwide and the final book of the trilogy, Chimera, was released in August 2012. In addition to being an author, T.C. is a PhD scientist, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Howard Hughes Biomedical Research Scholar.

Episode 2: How to Write - Quick Advice on Short Stories

Write and - maybe more importantly - READ. Everything. And living in the sticks does NOT mean you can't join a writer's group, which is a critical part of honing that internal editing capability. Take advantage of online resources like Absolute Write, Duotrope, and Brandon Sanderson's YouTube videos from his writing classes. And don't let rejection discourage you too badly.

Music: "Mob Battle" by Silent Partner
Editing/Graphics: Leonard McTear, Aiken, SC

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