Archive for the ‘Short stories’ Category

Speed Vs. Quality?

February 19th, 2013 1 comment

Like it or not, a writer’s livelihood depends on getting stuff out the door. But what is best? A meticulous, or rapid production cycle? Read more…

Backstory for a Short Story is not a Short Backstory

March 29th, 2012 No comments

You would think, wouldn’t you, that backstory was less important for shorter works. But you’d be wrong! Sometimes what went before is everything, and especially in the case of science fiction or fantasy, you’ve still got a lot o’ world-building to do. Read more…

Really short stories – six words

July 25th, 2009 No comments

Okay, now we’re talking minimalist! You thought 140 characters was small, try doing a story in 6 words. Read more…

Really short stories – Twitter stories

July 18th, 2009 No comments

As Twitter has become more popular, many have been taking up the challenge of squeezing things down into 140 characters. What about stories? Read more…

Really short stories – mini sagas

July 11th, 2009 No comments

There are some tiny tiny stories floating around out there. And although it’s not likely you’d ever publish one, they can be a fun exercise, and a good lesson in editing – most of which is cutting! I’ll post about three types of short short stories. First up is mini sagas.

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