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Short Fiction

Short Fiction Writing short fiction helps you develop your craft. You learn the structure of a story, how to develop a character, and how to keep a story focused. A short story is usually between 3,000 and 7,500 words. Of course, this depends on your market. Some print and online magazines have their own ideas Continue Reading


The novelette The Deadliest of Games did not place in the Writers of the Future contest. I just got the notification. Unfortunately, there are few markets for this length for new writers. Most markets I’ve found only publish the novelette length when the author is well-known. I won’t give up. I think it is a Continue Reading

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