Hey there –
Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to write! Short stories are one of the best ways to strengthen your craft as a writer because with the shorter length it’s easier to locate and define where you got off-track, it’s also a great way to learn to make every word count and cut the dead wood that might be bogging down your pacing!
I’ll be teaching an online class in Flash Fiction starting Monday June 6th, and you’re all invited. I close the class at 10 writers so grab your spot fast before they’re gone.
You can sign up here: http://www.authorlisakessler.com/online-writing-classes/
I also wanted to celebrate my 4th writer to complete the 52 Stories in 52 Weeks challenge!!! Matt Simmons just finished Monday night. I’m SO proud of his determination and I really enjoyed seeing his writing develop during the past year.
What is the Challenge?
When I was submitting Night Walker to publishers, the rejections were starting to get me down, and I lost my passion for writing. Luckily, I got to meet Ray Bradbury, who not only inspired me to keep writing, but challenged me to write a new short story every week for a year. He promised I would be a different writer by the end of the journey.
He was SO right. In fact, I was so addicted that I ended up writing a new short story every week for 18 months. During that time I also got the idea for the Moon Series from one of my short stories! I was so inspired by the idea, that while writing the short stories, I also wrote two novels, Moonlight and Hunter’s Moon!
I’m sharing this story, because it saved me and rekindled my love of writing.
And it can do the same for you! You can find out more here: http://www.authorlisakessler.com/online-writing-classes/
I’ll be there cheering you onward, plus the other writers on the path ahead of you are also super supportive. It’s so much easier to finish the challenge if you’re not trying to climb the mountain on your own… J
I also give feedback on every story, every week, so you can polish them up and get them ready for publication.
So please consider this your invitation. It doesn’t matter where you are on your writing journey, published, working on getting published, or just starting out. I’d love to work with you…