I’ve had several questions this week from authors who want to write short stories. I created this simple infographic from the tips in the article: Writing Kindle Fiction: Make Money With Short Stories. If you hew to that basic plot outline, you’ll be able to write satisfying stories quickly.
And if you get stuck…
Here’s a writing process anyone can use.
Here’s my basic process, simply described. It will change your writing life:
Start With a Blurb
Perhaps you’ve made this nasty error as I have: you didn’t read something carefully enough. You simply assumed. And you made a horrible mistake. Once I almost signed a book contract before I realized that the sneaky publisher had included a clause which assigned the copyright in the book to the publisher. That was a close call.
I mention revision in the above article. Most of your challenges when revising your short stories will be eliminated if you focus on motivation.
Revising Fiction: Motivation Is Everything, I said:
Motivation Makes Revision Much Easier.
In real life, you want something just because you want it. In fiction, you’re motivated to want something because_______ (fill in the blank.)
When I’m helping students with revision, everything becomes simpler once they fix on a motivation for each of their characters. A character comes alive. He or she starts to make sense. You can rapidly weed out paragraphs and entire scenes, because they’re no longer necessary.
OK… now go ahead and write — and publish — your short stories with confidence. 🙂
NEW, Short Reads: write short stories and nonfiction ebooks and build your profits today
Have you checked out this program? It shows you how to make money from short ebooks.
Amazon has two categories for short ebooks. They are: Kindle Short Reads and Kindle Short Stories. You’ll learn how to make money with these two categories in this eye-opening report.
After you read the report, you may well decide that your income will benefit when you write SHORT ebooks, both fiction and nonfiction. Get started NOW.
You can, when you discover the secrets of writing blurbs (book descriptions) which sell.
You can rescue books which aren't selling, and have confidence that your new books will have the best chance to find their audience.More info →
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