Caleb Galloway, Guest Contributor Writing short stories can be daunting for beginning writers. For a long time I did not even try because I believed failure was inevitable. But once I actually forced myself to give it a go, I realized that it’s really a lot less intimidating than it seems!
The title of this post is probably misleading. I don't think any list can be considered essential reading material for the aspiring novelist. But I’m convinced that great writers take the time not only to read great stories, but to study them.