• Foisttoni

    It is true that the short story is often more difficult to write than the longer piece. The characters must be fully developed, the plot must move quicker and you are doing more with less. I still struggle to make them strong. You will find less “genre” types of short stories, but the mags both print and e-print publishers are great.

    Try a subscription to Glimmer Train … one of the best.
    Find a complete list on Poets&Writers web page.

    Great post … thanks :)

  • Rene

    I always wanted to write short stories (beside novels) because I like the small size and the big possibilities. Your list of resources comes at the right time. Thank you so much.

  • http://twitter.com/cathyyardley Cathy Yardley

    I write novels on the shorter end of the word count spectrum, but the two novellas I wrote were harder! I’ve been kicking around writing a free read for my author website. Maybe I should challenge myself with a short story. Thank you for the resources!

  • VFurnas

    Great post! Short stories mean trusting that the reader to pull the meaning from your brief words.

  • Hedgewriter

    Wonderful! Love Write It Sideways with it’s wealth of information!

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  • gaelikaa

    I’m sharing this one with my writing friends…thanks, Suzannah!

  • The Red Angel

    Thank you for this! Most people think that writing short stories is a piece of cake compared to writing a novel, and in some ways it is…but for me it’s a lot harder to plan a short story than it is to plan a novel. So I must agree that creating short, GOOD pieces is pretty difficult comparatively…short stories are just that. They are short, and thus they are limited. And everything from the characters to the plot development and conclusion must be complete in that short story.

    Thanks for the resources!



  • http://twitter.com/jacodypress Linda S. Prather

    Great post. I wrote my first short story in years recently, and yes, for me it is very difficult.

  • http://writeitsideways.com Suzannah

    Thank you to all for your comments. Much appreciated!

  • http://storyaday.org Julie Duffy

    Ah, a topic close to my heart. This is an excellent resource. Bookmarked and shared!

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