Publishing Single Short Stories

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There are lots and lots of people who buy and read mainly stand alone short stories. Probably because of the speed of life these days. This came as a big surprise to me when I published my first one. There are short story connoisseurs who follow authors who only publish short, and are considered masters of the art. I thought it was a cop out to be honest – a way of publishing something a lot easier than a novel length book, because I thought that anyone can bang out a short story. There’s an art to creating a good short though, so that’s not entirely true. I’ve always enjoyed reading them and have piles of anthologies and singles on my Kindle, written by authors from debuts to Stephen King. A short story must still be a complete tale, with good flow, plot, structure and ending. In some ways getting…

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2 thoughts on “Publishing Single Short Stories

    Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
    November 21, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Interesting. Novels are often constructed quite differently from short stories, and there is an art to writing short (as well as long). One has to be so careful of point of view in short stories.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      November 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      You’re so right. They’re a lot trickier to get right that people who haven’t tried them think. 🙂

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