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Even in only 100 words, an author can create a whole narrative arc – a proper story with a beginning, a middle and an end.  This exercise is a favourite one of international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, and one that Curtis Brown Creative and Kobo Writing Life adapted into an exciting challenge for Kobo Writing Life authors.

The 24 stories in this eBook include "Unique" written by Jeffrey Archer, the 20 stories from the semi-finalists in the Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge plus an additional 3 stories that are included as honourable mentions. The 20 semi-finalists represent the best of approximately 1000 stories submitted by Kobo Writing Life authors as part of this contest.

At London Book Fair 2013 on April 15th, Jeffrey Archer will announce the 3 finalists from the 20 semi-finalists included in this collection. Those three winning writers will have the chance to send the 3,000 word opening from a novel-in-progress to Curtis Brown’s team of literary agents, who will provide a detailed written report on their work.  And one of these three will be selected by Curtis Brown as the overall winner and offered a place on our forthcoming online novel-writing course, with fee paid for in full by Kobo.

 

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The Jeffrey Archer Short Story Challenge Collection
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It Was Ok
June 21st, 2015
I dont really like the slection storys but overall it was ok but sure they can always make another one but I think it needs bigger writers like David Wallimams and Jeff Kinney and Roald Dahl
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Sins of the fathers
March 14th, 2015
Enthralling always a twist in the tail as is always these books. Jeffrey Arthur keeps one guessing to the end
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Average
January 20th, 2015
I know this is short stories but I found them to short if that makes sense. Some had the subject to the point but others were not. Ok if you are on a journey and don't want to get stopped at a critical event.
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Highly recommended
November 16th, 2014
To be able to use just 100 words to communicate a whole plot with a great ending is amazing and so many have managed a great job
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Jeffrey
August 29th, 2014
This book inspire you to write your story.......
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Short, Snappy, and Satisfying!
May 16th, 2014
This book has 23 stories that are 100 words, and 1 that is quite a few less. The stories are surprisingly complete, and well written. Surprise endings abound, and wonderful plot twists too. These stories are great for those times when you only have a minute or two, or for any time you want a good short, very short, story. There is a bit more biographical material about the authors and the contest that spawned this book. However, if you don't like that sort of information you can skip right to the stories and finish in a flash! Enjoy!
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Short story challenge
March 31st, 2014
Fair. I didn't understand a few stories, including Archer's own. Maybe when I read it thru the second time.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
March 19th, 2014
Excellent program for young writers. We will support all efforts from Kobo and Sir Archer. Excellent read.
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Short Story Challenge
January 22nd, 2014
Some interesting ideas.
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Thumbs up good read
January 9th, 2014
Mostly good stories. Only a free really memorable and great. But I skipped the authors' intro.
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Mediocre
November 27th, 2013
It was nice but most stories were too boring, even in their shortness. .
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The jeffrey archer short story
November 2nd, 2013
Its a nice
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Jeffery Archer Short Story Challenge
October 1st, 2013
OK although one must keep in mind the writers are limited to 100 words or less. Certainly great idea for aspiring writers. Some of the short stories are very good, one or two left me wondering what the actual story was and a couple were predictable in ending (at least to me they were), so perhaps they fail a little in being a true short story. Overall fairly good short reading especially for those who might only have very limited reading time although it is easy to read all in a very short time period. The most important thing of course is the encouragement offered to new authors.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
September 5th, 2013
A great variety of excellent very short stories all very worthwhile finalists in the Kobo competition.
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Surprised!
June 16th, 2013
I didn't realize so much could be said in a hundred words or less. Very inspiring to an aspiring writer such as myself.
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Jeffrey Archer Short Story Competi
June 1st, 2013
Very good! All stories under 100 words (very difficult) but some real gems, ranging from Sweet to disturbing to poignant.
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