Writing Short Fiction Roundup

Writing Short Fiction Roundup

Over the past week or two, we’ve been talking about writing short fiction, in conjunction with the prelaunch of our new program, Kindle Short Fiction Domination: Today’s Blueprint For Writing Success And Income.

Kindle Short Stories: Profitable, And Fast To Write

Today, short stories are profitable. Amazon doesn’t care whether you publish a 90,000 word novel, or 9,000 word short story. Ebooks can be any length you choose.

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Write And Sell Kindle Short Fiction: New Online Class

Over the past few months, I’ve been tinkering with my Kindle short fiction publishing, and working with several other writers. We’ve developed a blueprint which works across genres. Our new online class gives you that blueprint. You’ll write, and sell, using a plan which works.

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Write And Sell Short Stories: Conflict Is Essential

You need conflict on every page of your story. How do you achieve that? That’s easy. You add conflicting emotions. We’re human. We’re conflicted. All of the time. So are your characters. If you can take that insight, and use it, your stories will be much more powerful, and you’ll collect fans.

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Write Short Stories Readers Love (And Read)

If you want to keep readers reading: start in the middle. In a word: ACTION. Skip introductions.

It’s essential that you start a short story as close to the end of the story as possible. Experienced authors do this instinctively with short fiction. Their goal is to grab readers, and keep them reading.

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We’ll be talking more about writing short fiction. Short stories and novellas are huge fun to write. And now they’re profitable too.

Keep an eye on the Just Write a Book Blog, and on the Fab Freelance Writing Blog for more.

Kindle Short Fiction Domination: Today’s Blueprint For Writing Success And Income (4-week class)

Short Fiction Domination

Want to write short fiction and build a successful career? For the first time in decades, it’s possible to write short stories and make a great income. Each week, for four weeks, you receive a new lesson, in PDF format, via a download link sent to your email inbox.

As we move through the class, you’re not only writing your own short stories, you’re also discovering the Kindle short fiction BLUEPRINT… What to publish, and when, so that your Amazon income steadily increases. Join us. :-)

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Writing Fiction: This Week’s Roundup

Fiction's profitable for professional writers

Fiction is profitable for self-publishing authors

Writing fiction is the hot new thing for professional writers, for one reason: money.

Here’s a snippet from a recent news release.

In 2013, self-publishing authors hit major bestseller lists in a big way. According to a recent article in The New Yorker magazine about the decline of romance publisher Harlequin, there were 99 self-published ebook bestsellers in 2013.

The same article maintained that while major publishers like Harlequin previously nurtured new authors, in 2014 new authors preferred to self-publish.

There’s a good reason for authors to self-publish. In a word money. The money traditional publishers offer to authors can’t compare with the money authors can make when they self-publish.

In February, bestselling self-publishing author H.M. Ward reported on an authors’ forum: “Over the past year I’ve been offered over 1.5 million bucks in advances offered by huge publishing houses.”

She refused all offers. They made no sense financially. Bestselling self-published authors like Ms Ward can make $100,000 in seven days on Amazon.

When I created the Fab Freelance Writing Blog in 2006, I sniffed, loudly, at fiction. In those days professional writers classified fiction on a par with writing poetry. Laudable, but not commercial.

That changed in 2007, with Amazon’s release of the Kindle. It took just a couple of years for authors to see Kindle’s potential for self-publishing.  E.L. James and her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy gave self-publishing a huge boost. In 2014, self-publishing has arrived.

This week’s articles on writing fiction

Ebooks: Short Nonfiction and Fiction Sells

If you’re an energetic writer, and publish regularly, you’re building your catalog on Amazon, so that each book helps you to sell the others. Regular publishing means that you hit Amazon’s Recently Published lists. That’s all many writers do as promotion. They focus solely on writing short ebooks, publish them on a regular schedule, and let Amazon do the rest.

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Writing Short Stories FAST: the Scene Secret

Writing Short Stories FAST: the Scene Secret

Writing short stories? I’ve had several questions from Kindle Romance students about writing and selling short stories as ebooks. In some genres, notably erotica, ebooks consisting of a short story can be VERY short: fewer than 5,000 words. These super-shorts are meant to be read in a gulp.

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Writing Short Stories: 3 Tips For Creating Characters Readers Love

Many writers are trying their hands at writing genre fiction, particularly short stories. If you’re new to fiction, it’s much easier to start with a short story or two than it is to start writing a novel, and then get bogged down. And since you can publish each story as an ebook, and then later, when you have a series, publish your collection as a bundle, why not write short stories?

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Fiction Writing Tools: Two to Love (Mac)

I’ve been asked about fiction writing tools, so I’ll make this quick, and tell you what I use. Keep in mind that I’m a full time writer, and have been for years. I need tools which help me to get organized, and stay organized. If you’re a brand new writer, start off with Scrivener. You can do almost everything in Scrivener; you can get other tools as you need them.

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 Writing a Book: Editors Are Wonderful, But…

You’re writing a book. You’ve completed a draft, and emailed it to your editor. It comes back, with lots of suggestions and corrections.

What do you do? A student asked this question because she was very upset.

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