There is no shortage of talented writers out there, but if you’re like me, finding time to read all of the great stories that come across our screens can prove to be difficult. However, I encourage you to make the time. Not only will you enjoy some great stories but also learn a bit about the craft of writing short fiction.
Reasons to Read Other’s Stories
Here are a few of things I’ve learned from reading the work of other writers.
1. With each story, I learn something new about the craft.
- Story structure.
- The use of a theme.
- Character development.
- The use of imagery
- And, the lyrical language of prose.
2. I also learn about the magazine, contest, or journal. The types of stories they like and publish most often. The more you read from a magazine, the better feel you have of what your story might need to achieve acceptance and publication. Of course, it goes without saying, read the guidelines before making any submission.
3. I love to pass these stories on. As a writer, I know the work that goes into perfecting a story. It’s a labor of love and one we all like recognized.
It’s my honor to share these stories with you, and I hope you will pass them on. So, without further ado, happy reading:
As always, give the author a shoutout and let them know how much you enjoyed their work.
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