I love writing short stories. They’re easy to write, and a lot of satisfaction and fun too. Sometimes, a creative idea is best expressed in a short story, rather than a novel.
Not sure why you’d write short fiction? Here’s a blog post about ten ways to use short stories.
FAQ: the Story Power Short Fiction writing class
After many requests, our writing class Story Power: Write and Sell Short Fiction is available again. I’ve had some questions about it, so I thought I’d answer them here.
What are the enrollment dates?
Currently the class has an open enrollment, so you can enroll at any time — get started when you’re ready. You can write at your own pace.
Please be aware that I’ll keep the class open as long as I can, but we won’t keep the class open indefinitely.
“Will you read my short stories?”
The class includes exercises, so I read and provide feedback on those. But I don’t read your stories before you publish them.
You’ll learn more than enough in the class to write short stories which sell, from then on, experiment, and practice. Short stories are a marvelous way to test ideas; look on them as your own personal focus groups. 🙂
Your best feedback once you’ve completed the class is from readers who buy your stories.
In a similar vein…
Sorry, no — we can’t buy your short stories
If you’re a new writer, please be aware that we don’t buy short stories. You self-publish your stories: enroll them in Amazon’s KDP Select, and you’re good… 🙂
“Do I need an editor for my short stories?”
In a word: no.
I wrote about editors here. Editors seem to have become a thing… and yes, in general, you do need editors. But hiring an editor for a 5,000 word short story seems overkill. Rely on your beta readers.
That said, if you have doubts about your writing, and are shaky on grammar and style, please brush up on those things, and in the meantime, hire an editor.
You could also try one of the many online apps which help you with your spelling and grammar.
OK — they’re the most common questions.
Onward. have fun writing short stories. 🙂
It’s back: Story Power: Write and Sell Short Fiction — Short Stories, Serials, and Series
Story Power is for you if you want short story mastery.
It’s our most popular writing class, and it’s a lot of fun. Whether you’re a new author or are an experienced pro, this class will help.
As I point out:
In 2018, NOTHING is more important for authors than building readership. When Amazon lists 100,000 ebooks published in the past 30 days, that’s a lot of ebooks. Discoverability is essential. Short fiction helps your readers to find you.
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