Workshop Wednesday middle school writing group wrapped up its Winter term last week. We learned a lot about the craft of writing by examining short stories and excerpts by several amazing writers.
Whether you read these stories from the standpoint of an appreciative reader or a studying writer, we hope you’ll enjoy the linked list below, organized according to the attributes our group examined in each of them. Happy Reading!
Multi Faceted Characters:
“The Moustache” by Robert Cormier
“What you Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexi
“Sorry, Wrong Number” by Allan Ullman Featured in McSweeney’s Issue 45 (Mcsweeney’s Quarterly Concern)
Hitchcock and Bradbury Fistfight in Heaven (Mcsweeney’s Quarterly Concern)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Show vs. Tell:
A Home At the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
“Powder” a short story by Tobias Wolff
Emotionally Stirring Stories:
Creating Emotion in the Reader, Article by Fiction Editor Beth Hill
“Balloon Girl” by Angela Fountas (Quick Fiction Issue 11)