Reverse Engineering – ed. by Tom Conaghan


Seven of the best recent short stories, disassembled by their authors.

This innovative anthology reveals the inspiration, the ideals and the work involved in a great short story. Reverse Engineering brings together contemporary classic stories with their authors’ discussion of how they wrote it.

An essential book for everyone interested in how fiction works.

Further reading

Read: A Perennial Newfoundland: On Writing Short Stories, 3:AM Magazine

Review: Reverse Engineering edited by Tom Conaghan review – the power of brevity, The Guardian

Prompt: Write a story in reverse chronological order. Start with the end and work yourself back (or should that be forwards) to the beginning of the story.

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