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The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell

The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell [Kindle Edition]

Rob Parnell
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Product Description

Includes an up-to-date listing of current short story markets and bonus free ebook.

If you've ever felt that you had a story inside you - and wanted to know how to write and get it published, this book is for you.

This book is intended for amateur and professional writers who may have lost their way. It guarantees inspiration, motivation, effective ways to counter 'writer's block' and provides you with easy, step by step instructions on how to write a short story that will sell.

Rob Parnell is the respected author of 28 books on writing. Over the last eleven years Rob has taught over 100,000 students and subscribers from all over the world. His website, The Easy Way to Write, is considered one of the best writer's sites online.

In The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell, Rob Parnell explains how the first and best way to progress in a writing career is to master the art of short story writing. Here's what he says:

"I don't know about you but at school they told us short story writing was harder than novel writing. For a full time writer this statement is nonsense - but it does show how short story writing is respected and even regarded with some degree of awe.

"The good news is that I can teach you the easy way to create a very publishable short story - and very quickly.

"My short story writing course has been downloaded more than any other of my resources - something like 90,000 times in the last ten years. I've completely revised its contents and included an up-to-date listing of all the short story markets currently available to the aspiring short story writer.

"Plus, to help and encourage new writers, I've added a link to another of my popular courses, The Easy Way to Achieve Writing Success. It's a free e-course available from a link at the end of The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell.

Here's what's included in this book:

"A thorough examining of the art and craft of short story writing - and how to easily make money writing short stories for publication.


"We look at mental preparation and having the correct writer's mindset before we start. We examine time management, your self belief mechanisms, and goal setting.


"Here we ponder the nature of inspiration and originality. How to come up with ideas, characters and subject matter for your stories. We also discuss more specific writing issues like genre, scope, style and how to deal with them.

PART THREE: Construction Time

"Here I introduce the 7-Step Story Generator, an easy way to come up with powerful short story ideas in less than ten minutes. In a whole new section I also show how to create instantly compelling characters.

"We delve in to character's agendas, their interactions, and the consequences of facing and overcoming obstacles.

"Plus, how to use the 5-Point Plot Structure, and create compelling stories through the use of proper style and tone, the correct point of view, tense, and the all important twist at the end of your stories.

"For fan fiction and romance writers I explain the ‘1-2-3-Bang’ theory and other short story structures.


"Here we examine the opening paragraph and its importance, professional techniques like fast writing, self-editing, formatting and polishing the final edit.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 206 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499373236
  • Publisher: R&R Books Film Music; 3 edition (19 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F289NDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 26 Jan 2014
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As someone who is trying to get my head straight so that I can write interesting stories I found this book useful and I have come away with a strategy and plan I can use to create them. There are so many books on writing. This one strips out all the theory and hard to grasp, conepts for those new to fiction writing, like me. If you want to start writing short stories quickly buy this book. A no nonsense guide written in plain English.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rob Parnell is an expert 30 Oct 2013
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Rob and I have been friends for years, although I have never met him. He has guided my own writing and that of my daughter. I can recommend him to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like the right way to go 2 July 2014
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Good stuff. Simple explanations. Should work. Will try harder. Time to drag neglected mss out of that dark space.Thanks Rob. Leonard.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Simple insight to the art 8 Jun 2014
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This book certainly can provide a starter for ten. I think that any body that purchases such a book and imagines that it would provide the key to the creative door would be ill founded in that belief. There is no east way to write any story. THERE IS GRAFT, THAT IS IT IN A NUT SHELL. I didn't purchase this book thinking I was on my way. it was in expensive and perhaps could provide a different slant to others already come across. That was my reasoning for purchasing it. I would just warn any prospective purchaser to read the description before jumping right in and perhaps purchasing it blind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good solid advice 6 Jun 2014
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Small book well written with good advice and follow up on website. Recommended for novice as well as experienced writers.
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