Story Eleven and Workshop Stuff Again
Pretty much did workshops all day including a couple of covers. I had to redo one cover, the “Blind Date” cover because the title vanished. Below is the new cover.
I worked on the Strengths workshop and also Kris and I finalized a workshop we have talked about for a while but didn’t want to do. However, we get so many questions about the topic, we figured it was time. The full description of the new online workshop is above.
It will be a good one. A ton of tricks, things long-term professionals do, and helpful hints.
I got the writing around 2 a.m. and with two short breaks for snacks, I wrote a story called “That Old Tingling” that was 3,200 words long by a little after 5 a.m..
Another Marble Grant story. So the challenge goes on. Eleven stories in eleven days.
Here at the Covers and Stories
STORIES FROM APRIL
Story #1… April 1 Not Easy to Kill the Light Next Door 1,700 words
Story #2… April 2 A Reason to Play a Hunch 3,200 words
Story #3… April 3 A Deal at the End of Time 3,000 words
Story #4… April 4 A Nice Place for Murder 3,400 words
Story #5… April 5 The Five Roads Tavern and Eatery …3,200 words
Story #6… April 6 The Last Short Putt of a Fearful Man 2,200 words
Story #7… April 7 The Wait 1,200 words
Story #8… April 8 Through the For Sale Sign 2,500 words
Story #9… April 9 Blind Date 4,100 words
Story #10… April 10 Keep Hoping for a New Tomorrow 1,700 words
Story #11… April 11 That Old Tingling 3,200 words
(Plus six novel starts so far )
May ONLINE Workshops
All May online workshops are available and have openings.
ALSO, the workshop schedule through August is now posted. You can sign up ahead for any workshop you want through August.
So for information on how to sign up, go to…
Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page.
Class #42 May 2nd Business
Class #43 May 2nd Endings
Class #44 May 2nd Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #45 May 2nd Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #46 May 3rd Depth in Writing
Class #47 May 3rd Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48 May 3rd Cliffhangers
Class #49 May 3rd How To Edit Your Own Work
Class #50… May 3rd Plotting with Depth
April 11th, 2017
3 miles. No running.
Weight 194. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 40 miles
Tracking Word Counts
April 11th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 9, Day 11 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak Day 1,300
— Daily Fiction: 3,200 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 28,000 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,000 words
— Blog Posts: 1,000 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 6,600 words
— E-mail: 37 e-mails. Approx. 2,200 original words. E-mails month-to date: 314 e-mails. Approx. 20,900 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 19 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 5 novels.
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Minor cover critique: Often, changing font size within a title serves to emphasize some words without hurting clarity. But “Not Easy to Kill the Light Next Door” looks like two titles to me, because of the change. If I saw it on Amazon, I would think it was a two-story bundle.
I would either shrink the font on the first line, which would also fix the almost-but-not-quite-aligned look on the right. Or bump up “Light Next Door” to match the first line and let “the” be a small floater between the lines.
Thanks, Denise, I’ll give it a look.
You were right, Denise. Not sure why I did that, but fixed tonight.