Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Short Stories For Fun and Profit

Recently, my good friend Marta and I were discussing pulling out old short stories and revamping them for the reading public.

I think this is a good topic to post on Mb4 because as I have said before, about my own short stories you can get ahead as a writer of novels by publishing short stories first.

It keeps the fire fueled for writing as well, I might mention. Which is what I am going to be doing for a time as my third Shannon Wallace book is under consideration.

My laptop has died also, so I am going to be working on a computer that has no true office software. I am going to have to download the OpenOffice stuff. If you use it, do you like it?

Anyway, let's all pen something this week, even if it sucks. WE are WRITERS! Hear us roar!


Marta Stephens said...

When you're used to writing 80,000 to 90,000 words. It's tough to tell a story in 4,000 words or less, but I'll let you know how mine turns out. ;)

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Oh, no! Another laptop bites the dust? That's horrible, Kim. I've used Open Office a few times on my wife's little netbook. You don't get all the features that Word offers, but it's fine for basic writing. Write like the wind, Kim!

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

I ran an office and did the church bulletin with Open Office and I have it on my desktop to use when te laptop misbehaves.
I love short stories -- reading them and writing them. (Maybe it's the ADHD)