Publishing Challenge! Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Collection. Flash Fiction 2: Another Five Very Short Stories is exactly what it says it is. The book consists of 5 very short stories that are too short to publish as standalone Wordsworth Shorts. They’re all also available in Twee Tales More, but this is specifically 5 stories under 1,200 words each. You can find all of my books on the BUY MY BOOKS tab on the blog, or you […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. Around the Maypole is a story I wrote but didn’t send anywhere. I published it myself in Twee Tales Too and it’s since been published in Twee Tales More. You can find all of my books on the BUY MY BOOKS tab on the blog, or you can go to www.books2read.com/DianeWordsworth. Half-Year Review I started this challenge at the end of October 2021 and reached the halfway point on Monday […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 11

See Chapter 10 here Chapter 11 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. The Phoenix Lights is a brand-new short story especially written for this challenge. Read more about how this story came about below. You can find all of my books on the BUY MY BOOKS tab on the blog, or you can go to www.books2read.com/DianeWordsworth. The Phoenix Lights Each month I do what I call date work. This is where I brainstorm upcoming dates, usually […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 10

See Chapter 9 here Chapter 10 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. I wrote Going, Going, Gone a long time ago and then couldn’t place it in a British magazine. A friend told me about Women’s Era magazine in India, and I sent it to them. They ‘bought’ it and published it, but I apparently needed an Indian bank account in order for them to pay me. So I never got paid for it. I’d already sent them […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 9

See Chapter 8 here Chapter 9 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Collection. Ten Short Stories: Wordsworth Shorts 1 – 10 is the first of the new look anthologies of short stories. I had to rush this one through as I thought I was going to be doing jury service on publication day. It took longer than I thought it would to collate and format ten short stories, but at least I had the cover ready. You […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 8

See Chapter 7 here Chapter 8 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. Pancake Race is a short story I wrote a LONG time ago. I have two main characters, Paula and Sophie, and when I moved house about a year after I wrote it, two of the new neighbours were Paula and her daughter Sophie. So when the story was published, my new neighbour thought it was about her. (Clue: It wasn’t.) You can find all […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 7

See Chapter 6 here Chapter 7 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Collection. Twee Tales More is all three of the original Twee Tales short story collections in one omnibus edition, plus an extra four stories bringing it to 40 short stories altogether. At the moment, this is the last of my Twee Tales collections as I’m taking the short stories in another direction. You can find all of my books on the BUY MY BOOKS tab […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 6

See Chapter 5 here Chapter 6 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. Alexandra’s Ragtag Band is a fun story I really enjoyed writing. I started with the title and took it from there. The first magazine I submitted it to liked it, but asked if I could (a) add about 200 words, and (b) play down the drugs aspect of the story a little. Of course I did it, and the fiction editor accepted it. On […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 5

See Chapter 4 here Chapter 5 Publication Day! Today sees the publication of another Wordsworth Short. Martha’s Favourite Doll is a short story that one fiction editor asked me to rewrite and then rejected anyway. So I published it myself in Twee Tales Twee, and now it’s available as a standalone. One day in the future, it will be added to another collection. You can find all of my books on the BUY MY BOOKS tab on the blog, or […]

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Publishing Challenge! Chapter 4

See Chapter 3 here Chapter 4 I missed blogging about the publishing challenge last week because last Monday was a very busy day. I worked solidly on client work and didn’t finish until 10pm. Apologies for that. This doesn’t mean that I’ve been idle, though. The publishing challenge is still on track. I just didn’t have chance to write about any of it. Publication Day! Last Monday a new Wordsworth Short was published. The Mystery of Woolley Dam is a […]

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