6 thoughts on “Why Short Stories?”

  1. Travis and Ann–excellent post and I enjoyed the concept of “Author Speed Dating”–too much fun! And I agree about short stories; for many years when the New Yorker arrives, I rush to the “fiction”–typically a brilliant short story. I will buy and read your book–intriguing!

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  2. Travis, Thank you for guesting today and talking about one of my favorite subjects: the short story. People might think it’s easier to write than a novel, but it takes time, patience, and a lot of skill to cut out what isn’t needed and put in only what enhances and advances the story. Thanks, my friend, for joining us today.

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  3. My first published fiction was a short story that won an award. I’m sure it’s no surprise, then, that I enjoy short stories! So glad you were a guest here today, Travis.

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  4. What an interesting concept. (Bloodshot and Bruised) Author Speed-dating sounds like a trip! How brave you must be. Pitching to agents? A challenge. Pitching to readers? Terrifying! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Travis,
    Like you, I love short stories, and plan to devote myself to writing them from this point. My first published work was a short. They’re not easier, just shorter! Thanks for sharing your elevator speech.

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  6. I, too, love short stories. Like Maggie, my first published work was a short story–mine was in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine way back in the 80s…loved that magazine and several others from those days…fond memories. Congrats on your accomplishments!

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