Awards for writing, in general, are big business and can have a big effect on authors. However, I am not a huge fan of writing awards, but many are so I have included a little write up on a few of the bigger ones. I think most of us write to make money, but many do it for recognition or several other reasons.
They still need a definite beginning, middle, and end. As you go, establish an emotional rhythm. Bestsellers have an emotional pattern.
You don’t have the space to write out much character development but you need to really know that character yourself. You can allude, infer, hint, and foreshadow, to let your reader know them without using up valuable word space. Remember 10,000 words or less is a short story. Many are only 5 thousand.
Have you tried using your writing short story skills to make a living before and failed? Have you tried other money making programs only to find out they just wanted your money but the support wasn’t there? More broken promises. Are you tired of all the nonsense, lies, and scams out there about making money online?
So if we are trying to make a living, or maybe more with our writing, what is the best approach? Most of us have heard of writing a blog for fun and profit, is that the best way? Let’s say you want it to be a full-time business. Selling your work.