Posts Tagged ‘Fiction’

The Essential Elements Of A Story

This is from the blog on my publishing site, birdcatcherbooks.com. A story is a distinct form of literature, different from a memoir, or an essay, or a descriptive piece. Essentially, a story is someone, somewhere, doing something. Without those three elements, it might be a wonderful piece of writing, but it isn’t a story. “Someone” refers to the character or characters: the ones the story is about. The cha read more ...

Three Birthdays

A Short Story By Grace L. Sutherland   Although a stand-alone story, Three Birthdays is an excerpt from my upcoming novel, Next Year In Huntsville. Sarah, Melanie and Theresa are three very different girls, each in her own way a misfit. A shared birthday binds them together in a friendship that spans almost fifty years and three continents. Set mostly in a country town in Gippsland, Australia, and against a ba read more ...