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I started my career writing fiction in the early 1980s. In those days, I wrote romance novels. My novels sold well all over the world, with several translations.
However, after losing my editor at Macdonald-Futura and disastrous experiences with two New York literary agents, I gave up on fiction... with a sigh of relief. In those long-gone days fiction didn't pay well enough, and it wasn't worth the stress.
The more things change however, the more they stay the same.
Fast forward, to 2007.
In 2007 Amazon released the Kindle.
Suddenly writing fiction was PROFITABLE. Even writers who'd never written a book before were making great money -- millions in some cases.
Everything in the Kindle garden was rosy for fiction writers.
However, novels take time to write. Even if you're a super-fast writer, you're lucky write a novel a month, and keeping up that pace of production for month after month leads to burnout.
What if you didn't have to write so much? What if you could write and sell SHORT fiction?
Writing Kindle fiction, whether short or long, is wildly attractive to writers, for one big reason, which is...
No more hunting for writing jobs, and losing all rights in your words
We're writers, so we love to write, BUT we don't like hunting for writing jobs. And while most jobs are great, some gigs are a pain.
There's the feast or famine factor too when you're writing for others. One month you've got ten gigs lined up, then the next month, you're wondering where your next mortgage payment will come from.
And there's the biggie: when you write for others, you're trading hours for dollars. You lose all rights in your words, as soon as you're paid.
Amazon's Kindle provides a solution...
Get paid for your words over and over again
When you write ebooks, you get paid for your words with each copy you sell, because you retain the rights.
That makes writing fiction appealing, especially short fiction, which you can write and sell fast.
Short stories are by definition SHORT. A short story may be just 1,000 words. And they sell. And there's an audience of millions.
What's not to like about that?
Can YOU write short fiction?
If you can tell a story, you're golden. You can sell your short stories for $2.99 each, and you get 70% of that amount for each copy. Since 70% is just over $2, you'd receive $2 per sale.
Imagine if you sold just 50 copies a month, that's $100 per story -- every month. Of course, your stories won't all sell at the same rate. Some stories may sell hundreds or even thousand of copies each month. Other stories, few or zero copies. Luckily, short stories don't take long to write.
Imagine if you wrote a story a week, for four weeks. That's $400... As you write more stories, your income would grow. MarlaB wrote 75 stories and increased her income steadily -- the more she wrote, the more she earned.
Writers are making five figures a month, after only a few months of writing.
Introducing "Fiction Fiesta: Write Short Kindle Fiction For Fun and Profit" -- coaching workshop
Can YOU write short stories?
Yes you can. You'll love the Fiction Fiesta coaching workshop -- it's fun and easy. As with all my programs, the concepts, ideas and exercises are tested by my students, to ensure that they work for you in the fastest way possible.
If you can spare just 20 minutes a day, you can create stories readers love, step by step, and publish them. Amazon will help you to self-publishing success.
Here's what's included in the Fiction Fiesta coaching workshop: become a successful and confident short story writer
Four lessons help you to write and sell short stories. You can complete a lesson and its exercises each week, or take the time you need…
You write in your own time and at your own pace. Julia and I are always ready to read your exercises, answer your questions, INSPIRE you, and give you all the help you want.
Lesson 2: Plot and characters: the secret sauce. How to write FAST. Explores sensual writing, scenes and dialog. Discover how to create worlds and series.
Lesson 3: Everything you need to know about popular genres which sell. Write short stories in the paranormal, mystery and erotica genres. Or write first, choose a genre later. All about Amazon's categories, tags, and product descriptions.
Lesson 4: Publishing and promotion. Create a publishing schedule. How to sell on Amazon, and beyond Amazon. Nitty-gritty: e-covers, revision and editing for professional ebooks. How to turn readers into enthusiastic fans, and sell more ebooks with every story you write.
This coaching workshop turns you into a confident short story writer and self-publisher FAST
Fiction Fiesta: Write Short Kindle Fiction For Fun and Profit -- WORKBOOK
You can buy the workbook (without coaching), from the button below; it's an instant download.
Fiction Fiesta is a coaching workshop
Please send us your exercises as you complete them. You're writing at YOUR pace, so although the lessons come to you each week for four weeks, you can send us the lessons when you're ready.
Of course, in addition to coaching, you can ask for any help you need at any time. Either Julia (my amazing, hard working assistant) or I will get back to you within hours (often minutes) on a business day, and within 24 hours on a weekend.
You're NEVER alone -- Julia and I are here to help. Your success is our success. Happy writing. :-)
Questions? Contact me.