This is perhaps the most-requested topic that arrives in the Storyfix inbox.
Which frankly makes me a little nervous.
Because I don’t write short stories. At least not anymore. I have written a few and published a handful, but I do read them on occasion. Which is to say, I’m no expert on this little corner of the writing world.
Short stories are hard to get right. But they do have structure — much to the surprise of some — and that makes it an important realm to explore.
And so, this post will reflect not only my own take — consider it an informed opinion — but the collective sum of a bunch of research.
That said, I have a lot to put on the table for you to consider.
Also coming next week…
The Belated Arrival of my new ebook, “Get Your Bad Self Published.”
It’s a primer on making your writing dream come true. Like much of what you read here, this is the whole tough truth, stripped of workshop rhetoric and false hope. What sells, what doesn’t, why, how to land an agent, how to master the tools of doing so, and a bunch of other no-nonsense stuff about turning pro.
Until then… write something great this weekend.