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Season Two Starting Soon
New short stories are coming soon!
Dear Readers (and Listeners)!
As you know, these past few weeks I have been releasing, every Friday, the short stories I wrote last year as podcast episodes where I read each one to you. There are 14 in total, which means I am halfway towards releasing them all to close out Season I of my short stories collection.
There is still much more to be done as this first season involves many moving pieces. For starters, my LeVar Burton Reads contest entry from last year will be read and released just for you, my subscribers. This story will also be included as a BONUS when I release my short story collection later this year. More on that later.
When August rolls around Season II begins! The first of 16 brand new short stories starts Friday, August 5th and continues till Friday, November 18th! Tell your friends to subscribe if they enjoy short stories. I’d really appreciate it.
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Something I’d really love to do is get my short stories professionally edited by someone who isn’t me (or ProWritingAid). As you may (or may not) know, hiring an editor can be costly, especially when multiplying it by 14. Not to mention the number of days it will take when working with an editor to get it all just right. Your contribution as a paid subscriber would help me get that much closer towards getting each story ready for publication.
So, if you’d like to contribute and be a part of the long process towards editing and publishing my collection of Season I Friday Fiction short stories, consider subscribing this month!
Anyone who subscribes will be thanked in my Acknowledgements page of my book by name and receive the ebook version as well.
AND, because June is my birthday month, subscribe now and get 50% off your 1st year! That’s just $3.50 a month! This offer closes on June 30th, so act now!
WORTH THE WATCH
After watching this video from my favorite illustrator on YouTube it made me start to think about the different forms of short stories. How each one allows the writer a bit more freedom to expand on a story from one stage to the next:
6-word story / dribble (50 words) / drabble (100 words) / flash fiction (300 - 1000 words) / short story (1000+ words)
I wonder what the literary version of this YouTube video would look like? Be sure to read my July 1st email to find out!
Did you know there are 13 fiction writers from Substack collaborating on a story. Each week a new chapter is added and the new writer has but 7-days to craft the next one! It started on May 26th, but here is a convenient link to all the writers as well as each chapter as they release! Follow them all, if you can.