Short Story Resources

Caroline Bishop has the following recommendations:

Stephen King: On Writing
(King’s autobiography with an excellent chapter on how he writes)

John Yorke: Into The Woods
(THE book on crafting story)
I’ve read and loved these novels this year, mainly since they have such brilliant characters, which is for me what makes a story:
Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
I adore anything by Maggie O Farrell for the same reason (her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am is in effect a set of short stories)

William Boyd’s Any Human Heart is an all time favourite.
In terms of short stories, this anthology, Afraid of the Light, has some good ones:
I would also recommend the Curtis Brown Creative blog which often features interview with authors talking about how they wrote their novels and how they got published: