Short Stories: Where You Haven’t Gone Before

Don’t be afraid to go where your writing takes you, including exploring your craft, the world, and yourself. I’ve talked about not shying away from altering that precious first draft, but this week I want to briefly revisit the benefits to writing short stories.

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Short stories provide significant opportunities with minimal investment. If the story goes nowhere the gains still outweigh the losses since we haven’t lost six months of our lives. Typically, I can draft a 5,000 word short story in…

 

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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