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Write Stories People Want to Read!
Write Stories People Want to Read!
By Matt Cowell
How To Write GREAT Short Stories
Subject: Release Your Inner Muse
Have you ever given any thought to becoming an author?
No, we aren't talking about a Pulitzer Prize winner or a John Steinbeck.
We're talking about sharing stories that are hidden deep inside you just itching to be told.
Most of us have thought about it on occasion. And we just as quickly dismiss it as being impossible.
Well, it needn't be the impossible dream.
What if we showed you how you could actually begin your own writing career simply and smoothly?
You can, you know. Very easily.
Truth is, we actually have many stories filtered through our life experiences. When was the last time you were visiting with friends and family? Did you play the "remember when" game?
That's where we recount a special moment in time that was funny or poignant or one that brings back fond memories of a loved one no longer with us.
The potential for writing is all around us. It visits us throughout our days and haunts us in our dreams. Sadly, most of us never follow through and put those stories to pen and paper; or, in the modern vernacular tapped out the keys.
It's really sad when you think about it. All those special moments that are never shared with others are locked away in the darkness of your thoughts never shared with others.
Such a waste.
Why is it that we never take that first step and dare to preserve our thoughts for others to read? Usually it's fear. But fear can be overcome. So what other reasons exist to hold us back?
We have the stories. We overcome the fear. Here comes the boogeyman. Lack of knowledge. Aha! There you have it!
So What's next?
If lack of knowledge is all that's holding you back, then your excuses are over! Really. Why? Because now you have access to a step-by-step guide that will teach you everything you need to know to begin writing your own short stories.
Not only will you know how to jump start the writing, you will be shown:
* How to create and use an outline
* How to find the right ending
* Learn how to research
* Selecting a point of view
* Bringing your characters to life
Then comes the technical stuff.
* Learn how to edit your work.
* Market Research - find out how to find the best markets.
* Discover the ins and outs of submitting your stories.
* Details about how to format your story.
* Learn how to prepare the cover letter as well as title page.
Listen, the bottom line is for a few bucks you can learn everything you need to know about unleashing those wonderful stories bottled up inside you.
Take a chance. Columbus did. Look where it got him! Don't let another day go by without at least exploring your options. You'll never know unless you at least give it a shot.
Learn how to "Write Stories People Want to Read!"
Table Of Contents:
About the Author
How to Write
Making and Using an Outline
Beginning Your Story
Plot and Outcomes
The Theme of Your Story
Pacing Your Story
Finding the Right Ending
Endings That Satisfy the Reader
The Importance of Research
Imaginative use of Clippings
Selecting Your Point of View
First Person Viewpoint
Making Your Characters Real
Creating Characters from Strangers
Selecting Your Viewpoint Character
Will Your Characters Age Gracefully?
Editing Your Own Work
Finding the Best Markets
Submitting Your Stories
Dealing with Rejection
Format Your Submission
Withdraw Your Story before submitting it elsewhere
References and Resources
Novel and Short https://www.tradebit.com
Market Listings at Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau
More Helpful Sites
The Writer Magazine
The Science Fiction Writers of America
Fiction writing at https://www.tradebit.com
The Writer's Handbook
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
Writers Guide to a Digital Living
About The Author
Matt Cowell has been writing stories and articles under various names for several years.
He started writing stories as a relaxation from his high pressure job and is now a full-time writer after retiring from his full-time position.
Matt says that writing is a wonderful way to keep your mind active,express your ideas and it can also help pay the bills!
He wrote this book to help others achieve their story writing goals by improving their methods and avoiding the simple errors which can cause un-necessary frustration and stress along the way.
Matt says, Im not an academic but Ive been fairly successful in various types of writing. Short stories have always been my favorite form and Im glad to be able to help others make their mark in this type of writing.
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