Short Training for Your Long Game: How Writing Short Stories Can Help You Hone Your Novel-Writing Skills

Now, as I have admitted before, I am not a novel writer. My life hasn’t been interesting enough to write an autobiography about, and my imagination is not creative enough to invent a world of make-believe. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love reading – I do! And in my search for information I often come across tips for budding writers, and pro’s alike. I hope this helps someone. I found it (as quite often happens!) on the Writer’s Digest website. It was published in February 2018 and written by guest columnist Julie Duffy. Julie Duffy is the founder and host of StoryADay (, a writing challenge and online community for writers aiming to try short stories as a creativity tool.

 “Even if you’re focused on writing a novel, writing short stories can be a wonderful creativity tool to help you strengthen elements of your fiction, experiment with characters and simply stay loose.” Read more HERE.


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