This week I did something a little different.
It's not that I haven't used the blog to publish short stories in the past, but this week I decided I would try my hand at writing one every day of the week. It sounds more impressive than it is ... that ends up being just four short stories (this digest doesn't really count). But that still turned out to be both challenging and really rewarding.
Turns out you folks like short stories.
I am floored by the amount of positive feedback I got during all of this! I just want to thank you for all of it. Your encouragement and your enthusiasm have actually influenced how I was thinking about this blog and its place in my "author business." I'm going to make short stories a regular part of this blog—interspersed with the occasional non-short-story post, of course!
So thank you. I love writing these stories anyway, but it means a lot that I have so much support for them!
Now, as for the rest of the week, you'll find everything I've done below.
Don't forget, I'm giving away signed copies of Citadel: Omnibus along with a $50 Amazon gift card to three lucky readers!
THIS WEEK ON THE WORDS LINGER BLOG
THIS WEEK ON THE PODCASTS
Comic books are big business, especially with the recent flood of movies from Marvel and DC alike. Writing for comics has been the dream of many, but finding a guide for helping writers hone their craft and produce work that makes the industry take notice has been challenging. Nick Macari has literally written the book on writing for comics and graphic novels, and in this episode of the Wordslinger Podcast he shares what he's learned from decades in the business.
Today the guys discuss the rules of improve, as they apply to writers. Comedy improvisation rules are things like, "never say 'no,'" "yes/and," etc. But while these "rules" are helpful and can lead to really funny improvised comedy, it can also be a detriment to your story arcs.
CWC-023 - WRITING NON-FICTION AND MORE WITH HONORÉE CORDER
Honoree talks how to make a living from writing. While everyone defines being a prosperous writer, Honoree defines it as making enough to live off of from solely your writing. This should be a goal for all of us writers.
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