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  1. J.D. Ray replied to the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    If you need background material, the toaster we have is clearly evil. I can cite experiences. This is the truest think I know about...

    May 26, 2020 at 11:16 PM
  2. J.D. Ray liked jannert's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    Yeah, I don't dislike Sci-Fi novels, and have quite a few of those. It's just that I do LIKE Sci-Fi short stories ...and I don't much...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:56 PM
  3. J.D. Ray liked Que's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    Great question, and as you noted, some of us are going the other way. I've slowly worked my way from poetry to flash fiction to short...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:52 PM
  4. J.D. Ray liked Seven Crowns's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    For a 3000 word short? Think in terms of scene. Just aim for one. Two is possible, sure, and longer shorts will have much more. But aim...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:51 PM
  5. J.D. Ray liked peachalulu's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    I never thought I could write a short story. I thought if my ideas couldn't be expanded into novels they weren't worth writing about....

    May 26, 2020 at 10:41 PM
  6. J.D. Ray liked Iain Aschendale's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    But I think the Cantina itself draws on Casablanca, which is fine.

    May 26, 2020 at 10:37 PM
  7. J.D. Ray liked Iain Aschendale's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    This is interesting because I'm in the opposite dilemma: How do you write a longer story? When I was young (I mean, high school young)...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:37 PM
  8. J.D. Ray liked Xoic's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    Stop. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00. You must journey through the metaphorest and learn the usage of double meanings.

    May 26, 2020 at 10:24 PM
  9. J.D. Ray liked deadrats's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    Hey @jannert -- So, you're coming over to the dark side of short story madness. LOL. Good for you. You know, I think the prolog you sent...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:21 PM
  10. J.D. Ray liked Homer Potvin's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    The trick is get in and get out as quickly as possible. And to use the word count to your advantage. All tricks, gags, and cliches are...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:17 PM
  11. J.D. Ray liked Xoic's post in the thread How do you make the switch from novels to short stories?.

    I don't know if this is anything like what you're looking for, but I recently searched for structures of short story (as opposed to...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:15 PM
  12. J.D. Ray liked Wreybies's post in the thread Looking for "good examples" of quality erotic writing..

    The Hexslinger series by Gemma Files for several reasons. I'm typically only interested in erotic content of the M/M variety. These...

    May 26, 2020 at 10:08 PM
  13. J.D. Ray liked Andrea Smith's post in the thread Six Word Stories.

    "Cancer." The doctor said, gaze averted.

    May 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  14. J.D. Ray liked Naomasa298's post in the thread Do I even deserve a chance?.

    This is where all the cool kids hang out.

    May 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  15. J.D. Ray liked Ted Catchpole's post in the thread Do I even deserve a chance?.

    After seeing the banned Skittle ad (if you have not seen it, go on youtube, you will not believe someone actually made that and finished...

    May 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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