When publishing fiction writers, Mardibooks outputs to a professional level standard, in content and structure. Here are some of our recent adult fiction books.
‘Short stories’ can be very brief. The long out of print Penguin Book of Short Short Stories was a mainstay in my smallest room for many years, until someone borrowed it permanently. I still accord the event the status of personal bereavement.
If you are starting out with your prose, it can be a challenging way in to attempt the task of writing a short story in just 500 words or fewer.
As with all writing, you need to have something to say if you are going to write, and you should write about what you know. There should be a central conflict in the piece, but with a unity of action. My personal preference is that a short story should be sufficiently long to accompany me on a forty minute train journey. Most of Laurel and Hardy’s shorts are just twenty minutes long, and still give you the feeling of substance when they finish…