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90467, Step One: Read
Posted by KatsInCommand, Thu Feb-23-12 07:17 AM
Though the workshop/class isn't up and running yet, I wanted to hit on one important point, the one that takes time.

If you want to write short fiction, you NEED to read it.

I'm suggesting you take a look at a free online zine and start reading. I'm recommending Daily Science Fiction, a speculative fiction publication, mostly because that's what I write and that's what I'm going to work with. YOU don't need to write spec fic, you can work any genre you want. But this is free and the stories are short. And they cater -- stories come right to your mailbox. There's a good chance I'll pick one of these stories as an example in the workshop.