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Are you looking for writing advice supported by real-life examples? Your search could be over. Readers are reporting publishing success after reading this Amazon bestselling book:
"A must read for anyone who has any interest in becoming a writer." Amazon.ca customer
How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money contains a myriad of short story writing tips and practical advice that will help you write a short story that could win a competition or be published in a magazine. I use my published short stories as case studies, clearly showing you how the advice was used in practice to achieve publishing success.
The book reveals the art of the short story - how to craft excellent tales, how to publish them and how to make money from your writing.
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How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money has been published on CreateSpace and is available globally through Amazon in both print and Kindle format.
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How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money uses my published short stories as case studies. These real-life examples show you exactly how I used the tips and advice contained in the book to write competition winning stories, get them published and get paid for my writing. The book clearly demonstrates how to use the advice in practice to improve your own stories.
I candidly share every detail a writer needs to know, including the mistakes I've made (so you can avoid making them) and the exact amount of money I make from publishing my stories. The monetary figures in the book will give you a realistic expectation of how much you can expect to earn from your own writing.
I also show you other ways to generate income from your writing and explain the importance of marketing your work and yourself as an author. Many writers get the balance wrong – they spend most of their time writing fiction and little time on marketing their work. This book shows you how to divide and prioritise your time wisely, giving you the best chance of success.
The book is written in an encouraging and entertaining way that can help writers of all levels of experience see their short stories published.
Here is some more detail on the different topics the book covers.
The book contains extensive short story writing tips and advice, showing you how to structure, plot and develop a story so it has the best chance of being published. It also covers character development, dialogue, pace, punctuation, grammar, editing and many other aspects of short story writing.
Throughout the book, you will be able to read stories that have been published because they used the tips and advice directly to achieve success. This helps illustrate the importance of each tip and proves that they work, when used correctly.
The short story publishing section of the book shows you how to research short story competitions so you have the best chance of winning. It also demonstrates how to approach short story magazine editors, giving you a good chance of having your work accepted for publication.
The book contains contributions from short story competition judges, magazine editors and website administrators, meaning it's packed with lots of comments and advice from a variety of writing experts.
Andrew Campbell-Kearsey (Brighton COW), Anthony Howcroft (InkTears), David Howarth (Scribble), Jessica Grace-Coleman (Darker Times), Dr John Yeoman (Writers' Village), Johnathon Clifford (Vanity Publishing Info), Lorraine Mace (Writers' Forum), Lynda Nash (Little House Creative Workshops), Sara-Mae Tuson (InkTears) and Sue Moorcroft (Writers' Forum).
The publishing section also covers rules, submission criteria, terms and conditions and publishing contracts. You'll learn about how to avoid the pitfalls of legal terminology and how much you really need to worry about copyright, publication rights etc.
Throughout the book, I tell readers exactly how much money I earned from the short story examples used in the book. Towards the end of the book, I go into detail about how much money I make each year from my writing and how much you could realistically expect to earn.
The details are encouraging, but pragmatic - I don't exaggerate or set false expectation and I clearly outline how much work you have to put in to make money.
How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money is an Amazon best seller. It has appeared at the top of 2 categories on Amazon. They are:
How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money - best seller in Publishing & Books
How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money - best seller in Writing Reference
You can read some reviews/opinions about the book in the comments below. There are also some reviews on Amazon:
I sometimes advertise the book on Facebook. As part of the advertising campaign, I produced a video to test in the adverts. It didn't convert as well as static images, so I rarely use it in Facebook ads anymore.
If I'm 100% honest, I'm not all that comfortable with the style of it - being 'salesy' is well and truly outside of my comfort zone. Still, you have to try these things to see if they'll work. So I had a go.
I've included the video here, in case it's helpful. In it, I talk very briefly about the benefits of the book and how the advice is presented.
'How To Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money' Facebook Advert Video
I'm an award winning short story writer called Chris Fielden. My short stories have been published in a wide variety of short story magazines and anthologies and I've won many short story competitions.
This book shares years of hands on experience in the hope that other writers can quickly learn how to become published short story authors.
You can learn a lot more about me on my about page.
If you have any questions about the book, please fill in the comments form at the bottom of this page or contact me.
The book's cover was designed by Lukas Miguel. To learn more about this incredibly talented artist, please visit Lukas's website.
How to Write a Short Story, Get Published & Make Money full cover image