Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday Tips: Short Stories

I love Calvin and Hobbs.

Calvin is so wrong here. If you wait for inspiration you will never publish anything.

The Muse is a lie.

Writing is work. It's about sitting down and doing it if you feel like it or not.

Short stories are a good tool for writers to tell their stories. They will help you polish your craft.

I like how short stories in writers groups help you. They teach authors how to efficiently develop characters and plots. They need to be lean. They are easier to review and analyze and collect feedback.

Anthologies are really popular right now. The way people read is changing. They want sometime short that they can read on a mobile device.

Short stories can be published to Kindle easily. This keeps authors active.

--Join anthologies. Write short pieces. Practice. Finish things. 

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