A Short Course in Short Fiction

“Short-shorts seem so simple. Also known by such names as sudden, flash or micro fiction, short-shorts are tight little tales packed into 1, 500 or so words. They can be powerful and memorable stories, the kind we’d all like to write. They’re so elegant in their brevity that we think, “Hey! I can write that!”

Unfortunately, simple elegance is seldom simple to achieve. Not in dress, not in scientific theories and not in short-short fiction. You discover how difficult it is to write when you sit down to write. The challenge—to make them appear as though they were dictated directly by the Muse—makes short-shorts so satisfying to write.”

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Twitter for Writers

Twitter_logo_blue“I’m active on other social media platforms yet Twitter, like no other social media network, has created opportunities for me and is responsible for my book sales in nearly every pocket of the U.S. and in other parts of the world where people speak English.

Twitter will provide you with instant accessibility to the greatest minds in publishing, writing, public relations, and editing. And this channel is probably the best platform to keep you up to date on writing conferences, book marketing techniques and workshops about your genre.”

From The Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Writers – by Frances Caballo

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