Quickies – Writing Short Fiction for the Romance Market by Nancy Cassidy is available now!

So you have a great idea for a romance, but you want to keep it short? There’s a large market today for short romantic fiction, especially in the virtual, electronic marketplace. People want to read something while they sit on the bus or ride the train to work. Something that is short, easy to read, but will make them feel good, the way romance novels do.

Keeping it brief without losing that level of emotional connection can be hard, but there are ways to make sure your book is a satisfying romance read, even with a limited number of words. You can learn to plan and write a story that will make your readers look for more.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in Quickies: Writing Short Fiction for the Romance Market:

The History of the Short Story; Understanding Your Niche; The Craft of Writing Short Romance; Use Writing Exercises Layering; Precision Writing­

Buy a print copy here: Quickies: Writing Short Fiction For The Romance Market

Click here for the downloadable Short Plot Method table.

Click here for our list of short romantic fiction opportunities.

“Everything you need to know to write compelling short romances!  Nancy Cassidy brings a wealth of experience as both an author and editor to this valuable resource.” – Author Deborah Hale

“A practical and easy-to-read guide for writing short romantic fiction. Both beginning and experienced authors will appreciate the nuggets of information on how to craft a compelling short story.” – Author Bev Pettersen

Quickies reveals the ins and outs of writing short romance. As a new writer, it provides valuable advice in helping me be strategic in both my writing and marketing.” – Aspiring Romance Author, G. Veronica Purcell

“The Short Plot Method in Quickies works with the writing basics as a useful tool to create short, enjoyable romances.” – Author Cathryn Fox

Short Fiction Opportunities

This area is updated regularly. Know of an opportunity that isn’t here? Email us!  Nancy@theRedPenCoach.com  Short story publishing opportunities are constantly changing. Please review the submission guidelines for each company to ensure your story fits the correct length and theme. *Note – Before you agree to sell something to an online publication, be sure to …

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Short Plot Method Table

For a downloadable Blank Short Plot Method table, please click here. Provided for you to work in accompaniment with the exercises in Quickies – Writing Short Fiction for the Romance Market. If the above link does not work for you for any reason, please email Nancy@TheRedPenCoach.com with the words “Requesting Quickies Table” in the subject line …

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