They are being called ‘Flash Fiction’ stories and they are only around a thousand words each. I prefer Short Fiction Stories, but that is just me. Flash might be flashy but it doesn’t sound right.
‘What is Creative Writing part 2’ was needed. I couldn’t sleep last night because there is just so much more to say about creative writing.
Based on all the questions, and discussion online about this it seems people have some confusion. Do you have any confusion about it? Do you have an opinion about the definition?
So what is the best way to make money writing short stories?
It really depends on your style and what you are willing to do to promote your stories. If you want the seller/publisher to do all the work so you can just do the writing then selling your work on one of the direct ebook format sites might be best for you.
Amazon, specifically kindle direct is one of the best. Kdp.amazon.com is the kindle direct publishing website you can set yourself up at to sell ebooks. Any self-published author that sells with Amazon goes there. Depending on your genre it could be the best way to sell your stories.
I say it depends because I have read lately that Amazon is taking more of a cut of adult oriented stories and making it almost not worth it to sell that genre with them.
Maybe there will be an update about this soon if anyone is interested.
What keeps you from selling your stories? Is it the unknown?
Has anyone used Kindle to sell a story? Do you use it to read books or stories? What is it like selling short stories on Kindle?
I’m going to go out in the internet world and find some authors who have and bring you this helpful information. It should help us both decide whether to use Kindle or not to either sell, or read stories.
There are people who claim to make quite a bit of money selling other people’s work. Does that sound appropriate to you? It seems to be that hiring someone to write and then selling that work as your own falls somewhere in the not so ethical boundaries.
Maybe it is me not getting used to the new ways of doing things online. Does the wide open reality of the internet cause business to be dog eat dog in nature? Can ethical people still do well in online business? I think it is possible.
Although having money or profit as the number one goal of an enterprise will generally always lead to ethical bending and people getting hurt people, companies, corporations, still do it as a rule.
We can write short stories and sell them on Kindle in an honest and morale way. Feeling good about our work and methods can often lead to the mind being free to create more. Doing good leads to good things.
So stay tuned and I will bring you what I found about Kindle right here and very soon.
I know many writers who make and insist on sticking to their schedule and write at the same time. I’m not one of those. I meander. Not being ready to write keeps me from engaging. I just can’t draw the pen back, so to speak. Having so many interests saves me from those moments and keeps me busy researching and then when the time is right then its writing time.
When writing short stories, money comes up all the time for me. Should I sell my stories? What about you? Do you see your stories? Is it working well for you? Let us know with a comment here.
Does thinking about trying to sell or make a living off of your writing make you feel nervous? It does me. My stories are so personal. I put so much or myself in there and then I’m vulnerable.
There are a ton of websites talking about the many ways to sell your short stories. Many of the ways we can get them published pay little to nothing though.
Sometimes I Need a Little Help Writing Short Stories. Like a Voice Recorder.
I wonder if you are like me and have had what you considered to be a great idea for a story but you were driving, or in a place you can’t write or type, and by the time you get somewhere that you can, that thought is gone. Long gone. That lost thought might have been key to writing short stories that sell or give you what you need to complete one. But What if,,,
I feel like it is my job to do all the work of searching and testing claims made about writing short stories. I want to do that for you so you can learn and grow as much as you wish. I’m sure your time is valuable and or limited. I won’t waste it.