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Between starting a new job and a powerful, persistent Crisis of Writing Faith TM I went months without reading, writing, or submitting. Which is not a good strategy for achieving strong writing stats. The big change to my writing income was that I started making book covers. I ran a series of blog posts wherein I practiced for free in public, then made a bunch of premade covers and got some commissions. Incidentally, Lair is on sale this week for 99 cents, a complete coincidence that it fell at the time I made this post.
That was a fiction. And check out those affiliate fees! Amazon Associates has been pretty good to me. If you have a website that you link to Amazon from—even a Twitter! Those numbers are pretty similar to , for the record. Despite myself, I did make some sales—including some pretty neat ones. You guys! I wrote all of, what, four short stories two for Rhonda Parrish , bless her heart and a couple poems? I did finish one novel edit and make serious progress on two more, plus I put tens of thousands of words into novels that remain unfinished.
That will put me at three query-able manuscripts. Amanda C. Davis and Megan Engelhardt are sisters. Their stories and poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies from around the world. They wrote Wolves and Witches to collect their fairy-tale retellings and because they wanted to create something together. The volume sold to World Weaver Press and the book was released in So far their stories have been performed in competition, adapted for podcasts, read aloud at conferences, and discussed in book clubs.
The new edition contains interviews with the authors and a set of discussion questions for book clubs or classrooms. Elves never work for free. A darkly funny modern take on The Elves and the Shoemaker. The Disney version of Beauty and the Beast turns the servants into objects, but some tellings curse the servants with invisibility.
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In this poem, a servant learns to be invisible. Read it: Crown of Bells at Mirror Dance. Granny is hiding something. What big teeth she has! A poem twisting the intentions of an underestimated character in Little Red Riding Hood. Before Snow White and her Prince start a new life together, they have business to take care of. A juicy, sweet love poem with poison at the core. Read it: Song of Snow at Enchanted Conversation.
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This poem retelling of Sleeping Beauty has bite. The witch who kidnapped Rapunzel Mother Gothel, in some tellings truly wanted a child. A beautiful, talented, and most of all, obedient child. A story about stories. A poem about magic. The Pied Piper of Hamelin kidnaps a village full of children—and oh , they have such fun—but he only really needs one.
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A wicked story about wild, enchanting music. Witches have stories too. They may be a bit darker—fewer enchanted ball gowns, more iron shoes. Depends on who you ask. In Wolves and Witches, sisters Amanda C.
Davis and Megan Engelhardt weave sixteen stories and poems out of familiar fairy tales, letting them show their teeth. Try them out as prose and poetry pieces for competition, oral interpretation pieces, or readings for class—or just because reading aloud is fun! Craving something longer? My premade ebook covers are designed to get your novel out the door with a dynamic cover quickly and seamlessly. Each cover is unique and sold only once.
Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late June
I made four wildly different attempts. All were terrible. This time, when I griped on Twitter about discarding all those bad stories, someone ended up asking: Well, how do you know if your story is a dud? Most of my stories fail by not actually having all the elements that make a story satisfying and salable.
This is meant to apply to commercial genre short fiction, and a genius can break any guidelines they want, but I write genre and am no genius. People following me on Twitter know that I bake a lot, but I only tweet about the disasters. Nobody wants to hear about the time you made a cake according to the recipe and it turned out fine. They want to hear about the time your cat dropped something in the batter. So if this thing I wrote is not a story, what is it? Maybe I was just test-running a new character type. I never regret having written what I wrote; something about it must have intrigued me enough to do it.
Fifth try, almost done. The main character wants something, and goes for it, but runs into unexpected opposition and has to either overcome the problem or change her goals. Sounds like a story to me.
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This year I really opened up my writing revenue streams by reprinting some of my work to Kindle , Smashwords , and QuarterReads. You guys are so great in person!! I underwent a thorough and harrowing fifth revision of a certain novel, which is nearly done, at last. Those sales include five stories to pro-paying markets, four audio reprints, two poetry sales, and, fingers crossed it comes through, a foreign translation reprint.
I got about k new words written, which has been my yearly pace for a very long time now. Last year was a fluke. I have quite a few unfinished and imperfect stories to whip into shape. I plan to keep up with 10bythen, or ten submissions per month. I assume saying all this will help me actually do it. I also like to do NaNo with a new, standalone story idea. Character archetypes or subtypes Settings Hairstyles Weaponry Emotional beats ex. Everything goes in the list, no matter how weirdly specific, fleeting, or inconsequential. Even opposites are fine! The quicker you write, the better; the goal is to draw from your id, so the list is as potent as possible.
They can also be valuable insight, if you do them regularly. Why did I love X book so much? Why do I never get sick of writing Y? Why are my curtains blue? I just read it over and bask in how awesome it would be to use those elements.
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