Tag Archives: short stories

Question 562: Runaway Shorts

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Ian asks: “I have a private eye novella that’s trying to turn into an immense crime soap opera. How do I shape the material?”

Resources Mentioned
Questions 540: Serials In Disguise
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Babylon 5
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Black Jack Justice by Gregg Taylor, audio drama and novel
Red Panda Adventures by Gregg Taylor, audio drama and graphic novel
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
The Big Lebowski
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
Lost

Questions 307: Connected Short Stories

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Herb  asks:
“How viable is it to write many short stories in a common setting, with the goal of publish them as a collection?”

Resources Mentioned:
The Black Mirror (tv series)
The Lombard Alchemist Tales:
At The Edge of Nowhere
Chicken Noodle Gravity
Sunday Morning Giraffe
The Empty House
Funeral Hats
Pick a Card
The Serpent and The Satchel

Questions 143: Maximizing Your Short Fiction

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JR asks:
“What is the best way to release your short fiction?”

Books referenced:
Playing the Short Game by Douglas Smith

Authors referenced:
Douglas Smith
ML Buchman