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Use this tag for questions about short stories. Do not use this tag for questions about novellas, flash fiction, or other types of short fiction.

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I prefer writing short stories. Over the years, I have learnt many essential skills that I employ in my work. I believe (and this is my personal assessment) that my stories are of good quality (i.e ha …
asked Jul 8 '13 by Javeer Baker
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I write short stories. However, the more I research, the more I find that people prefer novels over short stories (irrespective of the quality of the work). This may be partly due to the pricing st …
asked Aug 12 '13 by Javeer Baker
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I have often come across stories where the author has described a particular scene or action of a character in minute details. e.g. If a character has to open a door, the description is about how the …
asked Aug 8 '13 by Javeer Baker
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When I write my short stories, I usually end up using a direct style as follows: Tim remembered the day he had to say goodbye to Cathy. He did not really have a choice. He had to let go of Cathy, …
asked Jul 16 '13 by Javeer Baker
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I enjoy writing as a 'side' interest and I have written 10 short stories (which are approximately 1,750 words each). I am publishing them as standalone ebooks (or 'estories' if there is such a term) o …
asked Jul 3 '13 by Javeer Baker
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I have seen many books covers with the following format: [Title] by [name of author]. In other instances, the word 'by' is omitted. Is there any convention for using 'by' on the cover page of a boo …
asked Jul 29 '13 by Javeer Baker
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Some students that I mentor have written a number of short stories that they want to publish now. I am totally new in this area. I did preliminary research which indicates that there are now a numbe …
asked May 20 '13 by Javeer Baker
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Is it ever a good idea to change narrators in a short story? In one of my short stories, the narration starts in third person 'eye of god' mode. Then it moves to each character - there are only two o …
asked Sep 9 '13 by Javeer Baker
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For Kindle Direct Publishing, the minimum price you can set is $0.99. I published a short story and wanted to price it at $0.49. This is because it is a short story of about 500 words. Its short and s …
asked Jun 4 '13 by Javeer Baker
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I recently found out (see here) that my writing style can be described as minimalist. I am fascinated by this 'revelation' because it has helped me understand why I write the way I do. (I have no form …
asked Jul 24 '13 by Javeer Baker