Sunday, 16 November 2014

National Short Story Week 17th - 23rd November

Tomorrow marks the start of National Short Story Week in the UK (and possibly the US, although I think they have a different date).

On my other blog, I've shared some of my favourite short story writers - although, if you've been following me for any length of time, you won't be surprised by my choices!

But, here, because most of you are writers, I wondered how many of you write short stories, or thought about writing them, or hate them or love them... You get the idea - I want to know how you feel about short stories...

It's over to you...






PS. Shameless plug for my own short story collection, That Sadie Thing, "An amazing collection of short stories that will stick with you long after you've finished reading them" (Amazon.co.uk review).

Tell your friends!


24 comments:

  1. I love them, writing and reading them! Sadly, I haven't written any new ones in a while as I spend my writing time working on longer projects. But maybe next year ...

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    1. If only there was time for us to write EVERYTHING we wanted, Suzanne. Fingers crossed for next year :-)

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  2. Hi Annalisa .. short stories seem like a good way to go in today's age ... good luck with your NSSW entries ... and am Glad That Sadie Thing is one of your collections .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Short stories seem like such a great idea in our time-pressed society - perfect for a morning commute! Thanks Hilary :-)

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  3. your short stories (and novellas) are so good. Good luck on contests and keep writing. I might have to write something this week - I almost forget how!

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    1. Thanks Joanne. Yes, write more stuff :-)

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  4. I love reading and writing them! It's nice to be able to sit down for 30 mins-1 hour and read an entire short story. I think they are great for today's busy world, and they give readers something to enjoy when they have limited reading times.

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    1. And yet, Chrys, publishers are still wary of them unless the author is a successful novelist. Hopefully that will change one day.

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  5. I like to read short stories, but I don't write them. I think they're hard to write- especially for a wordy girl like me ;)

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    1. They can be hard, Elizabeth. I'd love to see what you could come up with though :-)

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    1. It's not a proper blog, Vanessa. It's geared more to readers, to keep my two fans up to date on my writing - whereas this blog is more about the process of writing :-)

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  7. I write short stories. I think they're an excellent way of learning the craft and to try out something different. Have a great week! :)

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    1. I love how you can experiment a lot more with short stories, because if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted too much time.

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  8. Well, you know me. I write them. Wish I could sell them, but oh well. I also love reading/listening to them. They're perfect for podcasts

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    1. Just keep plodding on, and submitting your work, and you'll get there eventually. I have your story Flicker on my KIndle, and really enjoyed it :-)

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  9. I love short stories...reading and writing them!
    But I haven't been doing much of that lately, as I'm busy with a longer project...novella/novelette length, but it seems to be taking me forever...but I'll get there.

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    1. Good luck with your novella. Sometimes it takes a long time to write something comparatively short, but it'll be worth it.

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  10. I enjoy writing short stories quite often, though I think most of my writing falls in the essay category. Still, I use my FlashTyme blog for stories, recipes and anything that comes in a flash. I wrote a couple about my dogs today...they seemed to pour out of me faster than I could type. I'd love to spend time writing a book of short stories in the future - not flash fiction, which I write more often than not, but a true short story where I pull out all the creative stops. Who knows? This post may have nudged me a bit in that direction. Thanks, Annalisa!

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    1. I'll watch out for a collection M.J. - and then take all the credit ;-)

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  11. I enjoy writing short stories - it's satisfying to get to the end of something! I like reading them, too - but sometimes find they tail off rather than ending (I don't meant yours, Annalisa!)

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    1. Lol, Linda. I know you don't mean mine - mine end so abruptly, I'm sure people spend ages searching for the next page! :-)

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  12. I love short stories but write very few nowadays. The market has shrunk so much and I actually love the challenge of a novel more...

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