Short Fiction: 4 Tips To Write And Sell Short Stories And Novellas

Want to write short fiction? Short stories and novellas can be great fun to write, as well as profitable. A word regarding short fiction and copyright. I’ve spoken to several writers who’ve sold short fiction on the freelance marketplaces, then regretted it. When you sell your stories to someone who pays for it on one of the marketplaces, you’re selling … Read more

Write A Series: 3 Fiction Writing Tips To Get Inspired

Recently, a writing student asked me for tips on how to write a series. “How do I create a character who’ll be popular with readers?” She asked. That’s an excellent question. You want to create a character readers will enjoy, but you need to enjoy him too. Otherwise you could end up like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who got tired … Read more

Write Fiction And Publish It, In 8 Hours

Do you wish you could write fiction? Currently I’m working with a group of authors to write and publish fiction in eight hours. One of the authors, who’s been working on a novel for a couple of years, decided that she wanted to work on her novel during the class. The group’s focus is on completing a project in eight … Read more

Writing Fiction: 2 Beginner Mistakes You Can Avoid

You’re writing fiction. Unfortunately however, the wonderful story and plot in your head never makes it to the page. Wince. That’s OK. When you start out writing fiction—writing anything—you know what you want to say. You need to find the words to say it. But things get lost in translation. In fiction, getting the story in your head onto the … Read more