9 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Pay Off for Writers

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9 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Pay Off for Writers

Post by longknife » January 11th, 2015, 1:33 pm

I find myself in a place where I've bogged down on writing my historical novel epic about 18th century California.

So, it was like a bolt of lightning when I came across this article on my Writer's Digest daily feed. It makes a whole lot of sense and has given me a kick in the rear.

The idea came to me and I found myself doing the research necessary to write a short story based on California just after the Civil War. Creating the character down to the weapons he carried, the saddle on his horse, and the pack saddle for his mule.

The stuff about the rancho was already in my files and I just had to do a bit of digging to find the poor widow with her 4 children being faced by an evil Gringo to sell out her home.

Now, just to make it interesting and entertaining.

The full article is @

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-edi ... or-writers
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Re: 9 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Pay Off for Writers

Post by hesperus_lux » September 6th, 2015, 9:49 pm

This is very encouraging. Thanks!
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