Write It Short, Sell It Now
Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter--or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing.
Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them. You'll learn how to:
Develop different craft elements--including point of view, character, dialogue, scene writing, and more--specifically for short stories and essays.
Recognize the qualities of excellent short works, using examples from recently published stories and essays in major journals.
Understand the business of writing short, from categorizing your work and meeting submission guidelines to networking and submitting to writing contests.
Master the five-step process for submitting and selling like a pro.
Featuring advice and examples from a multitude of published authors, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays is a must-have for any writer's bookshelf.