Short stories are one of the best ways to get started sharing your story and building your Cartel. In this course, we’re going to talk extensively about how to write, publish, and use short stories to build your fiction platform.
How to Build a Fiction Platform with Short Stories
This three-part lesson will show you why you need a platform to launch your career as a writer, and walk you through a new perspective on building a platform for fiction writers.
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How to Sell Your Short Story on Amazon
If self-publishing and making a little money with your short stories sounds interesting to you, check out this video on how to format and publish your short stories on Amazon in less than an hour.
Watch the video (18 minutes).
How to Dissect a Short Story
In this eight-part lesson, I go through the process of how to read, study, and imitate short stories using the example “Gómez Palacio” by Roberto Bolaño. Dissecting short stories will help you better understand the short story form, and will help you as you write your own stories.
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- Introduction (6 minutes)
- Part One (10 minutes)
- Part Two (10 minutes)
- Part Three (10 minutes)
- Part Four (19 minutes)
- Part Five (4 minutes)
- Part Six (11 minutes)
- Part Seven (7 minutes)
How to Format a Short Story
This video will teach you how to format your short story to submit to a literary magazine.
Watch the video (7 minutes).
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