2013 A to Z blogging Challenge. Find the full list of participants here and visit a few. Continuing my long list of ways I'll be working harder at being a writer when I dive into it as a full time career in June I have another short post below.
S: Short Stories. I love reading and writing long fiction pieces. Though fantasy is my first love for reading and writing, I also read lots of other fiction including some long historical fiction. But over and over again, I hear and read the advice that writing short stories and posting them to places like Goodreads, is a good way to draw in new readers and get my name out there. I have one short story up on Goodreads and another started, but I'm not enthusiastic about writing them so it's going slow.
But I'm going to do more. Writing short stories can be good practice for me and if they're interesting enough to draw in readers, then I haven't wasted my time. But I'm worried I can't write short, arresting fiction. But I'm going to try?
Do you think writing short stories is helpful to novelists? Do you write short stories? Do you like reading short stories or novels?