New Book Site Author Outlet

New Book Site Author Outlet

Cry Twice on Your Commute to Work

This Publisher Will Make a Measurable Difference in Your Commute: Perhaps Either Excite You or Make You Cry Multiple Times a Week.
Ronald E. Hudkins, Fiction and Nonfiction author

November 4, 2018
San Tan Valley, AZ., Short stories boil down to quality storytelling that can easily fit the transition between tasks. Let’s face it: the smartphone and Internet access allow everyone to find and read short stories in one bus ride, a train commute, a waiting room, or on a flight from here to there. We have less free time, available concentration spans, busier schedules.
Reading completely through a short story can actually provide the same satisfaction you feel when finishing a full novel. Edgar Allen Poe suggested that a short story should take 30 minutes to two hours to read.

The definition of a short story is a brief work of fiction, usually written in ordinary writing running 1,600 to 20,000 words in length. The literary roots of the short story can be found in oral storytelling traditions, such as anecdotes, fables, fairy tales, and parables.
The short theme or subject short story may range from something as mundane as a daily errand or as thrilling as a ghost tale. A single, easily enclosed plot is one of the trademarks of the short story and helps shape its other characteristics.

Due to the limitations of the genre, short stories typically focus on just one or a couple characters.
A six word story was once mentioned by author Arthur C. Clarke in a letter dated 11 Oct. 1991 where he said: “My favorite is Hemingway’s—he is supposed to have won a $10 bet (no small sum in the ’20s) from his fellow writers. They paid up without a word. . . . Here it is. I still can’t think of it without crying—FOR SALE. BABY SHOES. NEVER WORN.”
Invariably, when I tell people I am an author the most common question asked is “What do you write?” As I think about my portfolio the only logical answer is to say, “I write everything.” Realistically, I write whatever story is trouncing for release, be it a murder mystery, a piece of literary fiction, a short story collection, a Science Fiction. series, high fantasy, Steam Punk and more.
As William Faulkner said, ‘If a story is in you, it has got to come out.’
And then there’s this: magnitude and excitement is best reflected not in long, full novels, but in the short bursts of stories. I write short and medium stories and
would tell you “If you do not know me, You Should. Come see me at .


Ronald E. Hudkins
SOURCE Hudkins Publishing
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