Truth is, we
actually have many stories filtered through our life experiences.
When was the last time you were visiting with friends and
family? Did you play the "remember when" game?
That's where we
recount a special moment in time that was funny or poignant or one
that brings back fond memories of a loved one no longer with us.
The potential for
writing is all around us. It visits us throughout our days
and haunts us in our dreams. Sadly, most of us never follow
through and put those stories to pen and paper; or, in the modern
vernacular tapped out the keys.
It's really sad when
you think about it. All those special moments that are never
shared with others are locked away in the darkness of your
thoughts never shared with others.
Such a waste.
Why is it that we
never take that first step and dare to preserve our thoughts for
others to read? Usually it's fear. But fear can be
overcome. So what other reasons exist to hold us back?
We have the
stories. We overcome the fear. Here comes the
boogeyman. Lack of knowledge. Aha! There you
lack of knowledge is all that's holding you back, then your
excuses are over! Really. Why? Because now you have
access to a step-by-step guide that will teach you everything you
need to know to begin writing your own short stories.
only will you know how to jump start the writing, you will be
to create and use an outline.
to find the right ending
how to research.
a point of view.
your characters to life.
comes the technical stuff.
how to edit your work.
Research - find out how to find the best markets.
the ins and outs of submitting your stories.
about how to format your story.
how to prepare the cover letter as well as title page.
the bottom line is for a few bucks you can learn everything you
need to know about unleashing those wonderful stories bottled up
a chance. Columbus did. Look where it got
him! Don't let another day go by without at least exploring
your options. You'll never know unless you at least give it
how to "Write Stories People Want to Read!"