Are you eager to create and sell your own engaging short stories, whether it's for publication in magazines, e-zines, anthologies, or self publishing on platforms like Amazon Kindle? How to Write Short Stories that Sell in Commercial Markets course equips you with the essential skills to plan, write, submit, and monetize your short stories in the commercial market.
Key Focus Areas
- Developing a professional author's mindset swiftly
- Gaining inspiration and proficiency to craft commercial short stories
- Over fifty engaging lectures covering inspiration, genre conventions, characterization, plotting, structure, fast writing, and in-depth insights into creative writing
- Access to an updated directory of paying short story markets
Why Choose this Course
- Master the art of short story writing with a leading writing expert
- Rapidly unleash your imagination
- Easily cultivate a writing routine
- Enhance the commercial appeal of your stories
- Adopt the habits of professional writers in a short span of time
- Embark on a new career as a successful author
- Gain insights into the preferences of mainstream publishers and editors
- Benefit from the wisdom of an author with over thirty bestselling works
By enrolling in this course, you will swiftly grasp the skills needed to create and sell captivating short stories in today's competitive literary landscape.
Embark on an exciting journey with this course, starting from adopting the mindset of a working writer to generating compelling ideas. Learn how to craft impactful stories, structure them effectively, and present them professionally to editors and publishers.
By the end of this course, you will have the skills to effortlessly create commercial short stories and potentially kickstart a freelance career as a paid author.
Rob Parnell, with nearly two decades of teaching experience in writing, has distilled his expertise into this unique course. It has been meticulously tailored to guide aspiring writers from beginners to professional wordsmiths.
Beginning with an exploration of the writer's mindset, the course emphasizes mental readiness, effective time management, goal-setting, and the significance of self-confidence. Additionally, there are readily available templates to facilitate your comprehension of these concepts.
When it comes to choosing the subject matter for your stories and understanding various fiction genres such as romance, thrillers, horror, fantasy, and science fiction, this course provides a comprehensive guide.
Rob Parnell shares valuable insights and strategies used by professional writers, including essential advice on creating protagonists, fostering empathy, character motivation and agenda, crafting dialogue, establishing story settings, defining style and tone, perfecting descriptions, choosing point-of-view, plotting, and much more.
Additionally, you will learn about the 7-Step Story Generator, a tool to develop and test any fiction idea, and the ideal 5-Point Story Structure, along with techniques for creating templates for commercial short stories. The course also includes text-based modules on character creation, plotting, and a special presentation of The Art of Story, a downloadable resource that thoroughly explains the technical aspects of an ideal story structure. Furthermore, Rob provides insights on writing software, addressing various needs of writers.
You will also delve into the actual writing process - offering guidance on writing fluidly, overcoming blocks, creating captivating opening paragraphs, and producing compelling text. It also covers professional editing for submission and publication.
Discover effective ways to identify and approach paying short story markets, with a comprehensive market listing available within the course. For those interested in self-publishing and immediate monetization, Rob offers essential advice on formatting and publication through Amazon Kindle.
This course offers full mentorship, with Rob being available online throughout the course to answer queries, offer guidance, and provide support, serving as your personal writing mentor.
Upon completion of this course, you will possess a clear understanding of the short story marketplace, positioning you ideally to compete in this dynamic and rapidly expanding career opportunity. At the very least, you will have the ability to write captivating short stories that will be cherished and admired.
Who this course is for
- No experience necessary!
- This course is designed for the beginner and would-be professionals who may have lost their motivation.
- Suitable for all ages - 14 and up (you can never be too old to write!)
- GREAT tips! No muss no fuss and no floaty-new-age visualization sillyness ~ Kelly R
- Excellent Course. easy to follow. Gets the mind going immediately. I have several short story ideas already. Thanks for the course! ~ Jack M
- I'm a writer but not experienced in short stories so this course is helping me learn more about both writing and selling short stories ~ Julie Thompson
- This is a excellent course for writers at all levels and those who aspire to be very good successful career writers I advise everyone who want to be successful short story writers to take it. I enjoyed taking the course. I expect to continue to study, review and apply what I learn here going forward Thank you ~ R Jerome
- This has been an interesting course. The sections are small and easily digested. Plus there are some great resources to download that will help you begin your journey to becoming a published author. I would recommend this course to anyone who’s starting out or even if they’ve been working on it for a while ~ Louis N
- I thoroughly enjoyed this course which was well written and executed. Rob took me from confusion and writer's block to clear waters ahead. This course has given me the solid steps I needed to pursue my writing career. Thank you, Rob ~ Leela S
- This is exactly what I have been searching for the past few months. I want to write books, but I need to have income coming in now. After taking your course on, The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell, I am convinced I will fulfill my goal to be a writer and to sell my short stories, as I continue to learn the rules and techniques, different skills, and craft my writings. See you in another class. Thanks ~ Muriel W
What you'll learn
- Plan, write, edit and polish great stories for publication
- Improve your fiction writing skills quickly
- Learn how to submit stories to fiction markets for profit
- Start to earn cash from self-publishing
- Discover how to make money writing fiction for a living - with guidance from a professional full-time author!
- If you know how to string a short sentence together, you have all the skills you need to make money writing short fiction.
- Bring your imagination!