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April 28, 2015

Continued — The Next 5 Tips for CREATING A CAPTIVATING SHORT STORY

“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.”  ― – Henry David Thoreau   This is the next installment of … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 5 Comments

How to Make a Good Story Great in 7 Simple Ways

This is a partial reprint from Writers Digest 7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great Here are seven ways successful authors make their stories crackle with authority and … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

20 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPTIVATING SHORT STORY (the first 5)

Today, as I edit, trim, cut, and otherwise obliterate a short story I wrote that ended up to be 8000 words, but needs to be 5000 words, I am reminded … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 1 Comment