Writing short stories provides a training ground for all your writing skills, but getting from blank page to finished draft can feel like a marathon if you don't have the right mindset and process. In this episode of Write Away, Windy Lynn Harris talks with us about the ins and outs of crafting short stories and what you stand to gain from spinning your own.
You'll hear about all this and more:
How to work with your storytelling mind to get the best story idea out in your first draft
Windy's process for drafting a short story even when she has NO TIME
How short story pacing is different from novel pacing, and what the critical beats of the short story are
Why short stories are fun and how writing them can strengthen all areas of your craft and build your confidence
Nat and PJ also swear by Windy's book on writing and selling short stories and essays, which you'll find linked below.
IMPORTANT LINKS FROM THE SHOW
Visit Windy's website to find out more about her workshops and editing services
Get your copy of Windy's awesome book, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published (link is to her favorite indie bookstore
Check out reviews - and leave one yourself - on Goodreads
That's a wrap for Season 2! Let us know if there’s anything you want to hear about in Season 3 when we return from hiatus in September 2021. Until then...