Meditations on the short stories workshop I just completed, plus 4 key takeaways.
Today was relaxed, lazy. Here's what I've been working on in my fiction writing lately.
This short story, originally released as part of a collection last fall, has been revised and re-released as a single on Amazon Kindle.
A story about a man's life and death in ten tweets--a Twitter fiction experiment.
Realistic expectations for my writing goals this year based on what I learned in 2014 about my own writing process and self-publishing in general.
My scifi adventure short story, Stolen Choices, is now available on Kindle as an ebook. Will Commissioner Ming do his job? Or do what's right?
A status update on my writing goals this year:
I’ve written five stories, submitted two of them, and received three rejections (I sent the first one out twice).
None have been accepted yet.
Less than a glamorous beginning. I fell short of my goal, which was to submit one story a month. But it’s a far cry from what I had accomplished at the end of last year, which was basically nothing.
Now, each draft is better than the last.
If someone were to ask me what changed, I couldn’t tell them.
But if someone were to ask me for advice, I’d say read a dozen books on writing, find a writing group, and practice a whole hell of a lot.
(Which books? Start with this one: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft.)
What are your writing goals for 2014?
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LET'S WRITE A SHORT STORY by Joe Bunting. Published in 2012, eight chapters walk a new writer through the short story writing and publication process.