Search found 12 matches

by JoeVasicek
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Ah yes, I forgot networking. The guys over at KBoards said that short stories can help a lot with networking. And honestly, writing shorts solely with the objective of selling your other stuff is a crass and short-sighted way of doing things anyway. From what I'm hearing, short stories are good for:...
by JoeVasicek
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Thanks, Mike. I'm not disdaining short fiction at all, I'm just trying to figure out how short stories ought to play into the career trajectory of a working indie writer. So far, it seems to me that the best path is to focus most of your energy on producing longer stuff like novels, opting to self-p...
by JoeVasicek
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

What about selling self-published books to readers, though? I get the sense that the segment of the overall Science Fiction readership that regularly reads short stories is pretty small. Editors at the big publishing houses might use short stories as a filter, but I don't get the sense that most rea...
by JoeVasicek
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Thanks, Mike Resnick. That's the sense that I get: that aside from craft and artistic development, short stories are better for gaining recognition and building a reputation than for selling other books.
by JoeVasicek
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7978

How much do short stories help to build a career?

I'm primarily a self-published indie author, with about twenty books up so far (I expect to pro-out of the WOTF contest within about a year). Writing is my primary career--I'm in this to make a living. So far, I've written primarily novels and novellas, but about a year ago I thought I'd work on my ...
by JoeVasicek
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1008941

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I cannot believe that this thread is still running.
by JoeVasicek
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: science fiction in China
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: science fiction in China

Great! Where can we submit? :D
by JoeVasicek
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lore
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Lore

I've heard that that's a great way to motivate yourself: get into a friendly competition with others (or yourself) to see who can have the most submissions out at a time. At first, it's a race to see who can write the most stories, but then you start to "lose" because they're actually sell...
by JoeVasicek
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 29
Views: 9932

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Rejection, misplaced but now they found it.

Onward to glory!
by JoeVasicek
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lore
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Lore

Twenty-three stories? You, sir, are where I soon hope to be.
by JoeVasicek
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: NPR report on self published authors
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: NPR report on self published authors

Saw that! It was a very interesting piece. Also made me very interested in reading some Amish sci-fi stories!

Go to advanced search