Building Confidence As a… Writer (2) — Live to Write – Write to Live

This is absolutely true.  Writing upon waking is my new habit.  Even if I am writing a load of nonsense, I am still getting into the habit of the act of writing and the act of thinking about writing too.  On the days I don’t do this (usually the weekend) I feel a little lost.

I need to build on my writing time.  Presently I manage a small slot in the morning and some evenings but I need to sneak a little writing into my day time too.  I want to do this.  I know I can do this but if I ever feel doubt creeping in, I will refer back to this post for motivation.

Thank you Lisa Jackson!



Last week was the first in a series of posts about how to build confidence as a writer. I use the ellipsis to show that the tips can be used in almost any area of life, not just the writing portion. The first post was about starting your day off with something that makes you […]

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Seeking Advice/Opinions

Hi Folks,

I am looking for advice/opinions on short stories.  I am putting together a short story compilation e-book and I’m not sure how many words is acceptable.  I don’t mean that I want to abide by any literary rules but rather I wondered what’s the least amount of words a reader would deem acceptable, given they will have parted with money for the book?

I am still some way off actually publishing the stories so I’m thinking ahead a little.

I don’t know if there is such an expectation but thought I would check beforehand.  I wouldn’t like to gain a reputation for short-changing people.

Does anyone have any experience of short story e-books, whether it is as a writer or a reader?

I would love to hear from you.

Di 🙂