Writing short stories is a great way to get writing credits added to one’s writing resume.
It’s no secret that writing short stories usually isn’t very lucrative. A five-thousand-word piece that you labor over for two weeks (and fiddle with for two months beyond that) will maybe net you enough dough to make a small part of one mortgage payment.
Obviously lots of writers still write short stories simply because they love them. But, understandably, the idea of writing short fiction can sometimes be a tough sell for accomplished, bestselling authors who are accustomed to astronomical advances and hefty royalty payments or journalists who are used to earning upwards of three dollars per word. Learn more.