Issue #23: Expand Your Writing Career – Fiction

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2015.

I love writing. Doing so is an amazing form of expression. But writing nonfiction is only part of what I want to be doing. Fiction is another important form of expression for me.

I mainly write mini and short fiction, and have actually begun selling some of my stories in ebook format on You can read more about my writing and publishing processes on my author blog. I’ve written one series of short stories called the #CampSeries, and a few mini stories that can be easily read during breaks at work. Who knows, maybe novellas and novelettes will be forthcoming, or even an actual novel length story.

How might you promote works of fiction? How about creating a website based around your main character, as if s/he were a real person. The attached blog would be theirs, not yours, and written in their voice. Or you could post diary entries from a character in the book on your author blog, so your readers will get a feel for who the character is.



“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”  ~ Oscar Wilde

Write a novella in the horror, sci-fi, or romance genre, then come up with a creative way to promote the book. Perhaps by putting a new spin on something another author has done, or coming up with something unique.
Quick Writing Tip
Write about what comes naturally, what you’re curious about, or what you fear. Any of these will make a good story.

Writing Prompts

  1. Short story: “The devil made me do it.”
  2. Short story: Faerie Land
  3. Short Story: Dragon’s Crossing
  4. Article Idea: Expand Your Writing Career
  5. Article Idea: How to Write a Screenplay


51P6nkg9E-L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Organize Your Space and Stuff is a compilation of many articles from How to Live the Freelance Life. Each article has been expanded on for this book, with updates on how things have changed, and action steps to guide you in setting up and keeping up with your office or office space.

A bonus section at the back of this eBook gives the reader creative projects t

hat will aid in furthering their career and brightening their day. These projects are not to be missed. They are fun!

Organize Your Space and Stuff provides take-aways such as ideas for organizing projects and record keeping, as well as keeping track of successes. Organizing the way you do business does not have to be difficult. The eBook offers advice from someone who has tried many things, before beginning to get it right. It also offers recommendations for having a ‘greener’ office environment, and advice for keeping what you need on-hand, so it is available when needed.

103 Pages. eBook. $9.99 on Kindle.

Green Your Freelance Business is a helpful book for the freelancer or anyone with an office. Discover many ways to green your business activities as well as your office. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, or if you’re looking for more greening tips, this is the eBook for you.
Green Your Freelance Business has been edited, updated with new information, and provides action steps to help you along the greening journey.
A bonus section at the back of the book offers three creative projects for freelancers. Have fun!
eBook (ePub), 44 Pages. Price: $7.99 and the iBookstore

Copyright 2011 Shannon L. Buck: How to Live the Freelance Life

(Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2015.)



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