Short Fiction: Why Write Shorties?

I adore writing short fiction. It’s the only way I can keep several pen names going concurrently and have time to ghostwrite short fiction as well. Recently I did a Q & A with my Pro Fiction class (sorry, it’s invitation only) on writing short stories. A couple of the students weren’t keen on short fiction. They were new to … Read more

Book Editing Services No Longer Available: Apologies

Just a quick note… Please be advised that I no longer offer book editing services. If you’ve booked editing, or are on my book-editing waiting list, I’ve sent out notifications. I sincerely apologize, and I wish you much success with your book. (If you can’t find the notification, please check your Junk folder…) Why have book editing services been removed? … Read more

Short Fiction Challenges: 4 Savvy Tips To Master Them

Do you write short fiction? I’m a Gemini with a short attention span, so I enjoy writing short stories; you can write a story in an afternoon. However, as with everything, short fiction presents challenges. If you’ve tried writing short fiction and found it wasn’t your jam, that’s OK—it’s challenging to write short stories and novellas. You haven’t got the … Read more

Kindle Vella (New): Amazon Publishes Your Serial Fiction

Amazon has launched a new publishing service, Kindle Vella, for serial fiction. Authors write serials, KDP publishes them; readers pay for serial episodes via “tokens.” As Amazon reports in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Help files, currently Kindle Vella is only available to US-based authors. If you’re outside the US, I wouldn’t worry; Amazon launches in the US first, then … Read more

Serial Fiction: 3 Quick Tips To Start Writing Today

Want to write serial fiction? I adore writing serials because the motivation is built in. It’s impossible to get bored; you have deadlines to meet. I get lots of questions about writing serials; it’s challenging for authors to realize that there are no rules, as such. If you’re not sure what serial fiction might be, here’s a quick definition: a … Read more