According to my work processor (Open Office Writer), that's how many words it took to make the case for a 750 word submission. Hmmmmmm. Ponder that.
I think the last paragraph says it all, especially the last two lines.
That is the actual number of words. The title is also important to add, right?
SunrockSin did us all a big favor by submitting this article. Even in the longer (much longer) stories on the site fail to follow the basic model of having a start, middle and end. The idea of submitting a well done short story of 750 words is challenging and will help hone a writer's abilities in all their efforts. So Thanks SunrockSin for the great tips.
You got it in one - or 750! Delightfully cynical and brutally accurate.
in the extreme How 'bout asking for your money back if you don't like the stories?..... oh, that's right, the writers put forth the effort to provide them for free......how unkind of them for you pros
Ok. But why does it always have to be the fat slob of a guy who visits the worst sex of her life on her?
Samuelx, PrincessErin, and BostonFictionWriter should read and adhere to your advice. Thank you for submitting this article. It was well written and provided some very good advice for all writers.
listed in your profles---Sood writers score them on at least half their stories--So much for your advice
You have nailed this topic!!
It's not the number of words, but how they're strung together that counts.
Being published, I know how important word count is. I found it out the hard way when my first book rang in at 210,000 words and sold two copies! Editing is very important; so many times I've seen postings that could've swapped out one word in place of a five-word phrase.
I agree with what has been said and as a previous commenter stated I at least am reading this and will take his advice.
A lot of these guides are tiresome or contribute little. I found this guide kind of intriguing. As they say, brevity is the very essence of superior and witty exchanges of dialogue, or however the saying goes. I liked this a lot.
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