Let’s Keep it Short – Writing Short Stories and Novellas

02/02/2015 - 02/27/2015

Short stories and novellas have become increasingly popular for readers who want something quick to read on their eReaders, iPads, Kindles and Nooks. Writers are trying to get more of their work in the hands of readers and they are turning increasingly to the writing of short stories. In other words, the short story and novella market has heated up in the past few years, aided by the popularity of e-publishing and e-reading.

But short stories and novellas aren’t as easy to write as you might think. They can be every bit as challenging as a full length novel.  Get the scoop on writing a short story or novella that will have readers clamoring for more of your work.  Find out how the story structure works, how to get your tale told in fewer words, how to develop characters and plots for the shorter formats and how to get those short stories published.


About the Presenter, Becky Martinez:

Becky Martinez is a multi-published author who spent 30+ years as an award winning broadcast journalist before she turned full time to fiction writing. For the past ten years she has been writing romance, romantic suspense and mystery novels, novellas and short stories. Her latest book, Dead Man’s Rules was published by The Wild Rose Press in May 2014. Her next book coming soon from TWRP is a mystery, Blues at 11, based on her long career in TV news.  Her short story, “Trouble in the Rockies” appeared in an anthology that was a New Mexico Book Award finalist. She has also taught writing classes for the past 12 years and is co-author of the writing book, Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters.


Cost: Members:20/Non-Members: 30

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