THE FCE BLOG by Claudia Ceraso

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Short Stories

Reading Short Stories

Where's the muse? The best way to get inspiration to write is to read stories. What kind of stories do you like? Children's, crime, fiction, horror, humour, non-fiction, romance, sci-fi? Here is a great site with all these genres -some of the stories are just two pages long!

What makes this site so interesting? -you ask.
It can turn your reading into something social. Here you can recommend stories; you can also see if other readers have rated them or commented on. You can take part in the community of readers while you practise your English in a real context.

The site is neatly organised. You can browse the library by category or search by title, author or keyword. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices. You can also keep track of the stories you have read or mark them for later.

Tip for FCE candidates who wonder...
Is it possible to write a short story in 180 words?
Click on Fiction, for example, and go to "list by lenght". You will find examples of one-page short stories! Short indeed.

If you like an author, you can easily access more stories by them. Now what blows my mind away with excitement is that you may get in touch with some authors. Haven't you ever dreamt of talking with your favourite author?


Important Note:
All stories include an Age Rating. PG stands for “parental guidance”. It means that if you are under 18, your parents should know what you are reading.

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