Why Novelists Should Write Short Fiction

Write some short stories today – here’s why from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire!

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I am offline this week, so I won’t be around to answer questions today. My wonderful and talented colleagues have agreed to pitch in and respond to your comments on my behalf. If you have a question specifically for me, go ahead and ask. I’ll get back to you when I’m back online. Otherwise, you’re in capable hands. Thanks.


Alarm clock with bell alarms ticking down to midnightCiao , SEers. I’ve written a lot of posts designed to save writers time, such as apps for social media sharing and scheduling drip campaigns . I’m going to ask you now to trust me—devoting some of your designated novel-writing time to writing short fiction will actually help you with your novel.

Before you scoff, let me tell you why.

Craft Development

If you’re writing a novel, you’ve got anywhere from fifty thousand to one hundred thousand words to tell your story. (Epic fantasy writers get even more.) I’m not suggesting…

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