200+ Short Story Ideas… And How to Brainstorm Your Own!

August 30, 1946: The date of the one and only time travel convention. You attend every year. Science Fiction. Every day, you visit the same moment from your past. Science Fiction. In the closet of your new home is a portal through space and time. You accidentally travel to Mars.

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What Is a Ghostwriter

Let's contextualize these aspects with a specific example. Say that a lifelong birdwatcher wants to publish a birdwatcher’s travel guide but struggles to organize their thoughts and stay on topic. To remedy this problem, they choose an experienced ghostwriter to …

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The Ultimate List of Writing Contests in 2021 • Win Cash

Subscribe to Fanstory for $9.95 a month and enter as many contests as you like from their list of writing and poetry contests, updated daily. All participants receive feedback from a community of writers, and the winner of each contest receives a cash prize of up to $100. Deadline December 31, 2021. Learn more.

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Character Name Generator • The ULTIMATE Bank of 2,000,000

Character Name Generator. Kickstart your story with this random name generator that has 1,000,000+ good names to inspire you. Sort using filters such as language, gender, and fantasy — and even discover the meaning behind your favorites.

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How Many Words in a Novel

A story that is over 40,000 words is generally considered a novel. However, it will be on the short side, as the average length of a novel hovers around 50,000-70,000 words. That said, if your book is around 40,000 words, you're in good company. C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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How to Get a Book Published: Your Guide to Success in 2021

If you’re a first-time author, we'd completely understand you not knowing how to get a book published.After all, there are now more publishing options than ever. Every author has to decide for themselves how to publish, taking into account the relative benefits and what they really want from of the experience — fame and fortune, literary repute, or simply being able to say they've done it.

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How to Publish a Book in 2021: 10 Steps to Success

If you’re a writer, a dreamer, or anyone with something important to say, you’ve probably thought about writing and publishing a book. But while writing a book is a huge achievement in and of itself, getting it in front of readers is another matter — and figuring out how to publish a book can present a real challenge for first-timers!. Indeed, with more publishing options than ever

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BARGAIN VACATION – A Adventure Short Story by Edelyn

Well, I am going to different countries after saving money for my travel expenses. After that, I am sharing my experiences to my blogs. I wanna share to the people the places I went to and it can be a recommendation for them to visit next time. “I am so happy!” I …

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How to Turn Your Blog Into a Book in 2021

With the democratization of the web, bloggers and social media mavens can reach thousands of eager fans every day. Blogging is a great way to build your platform and connect with readers — and having come this far, you may be thinking about how to turn your blog into a book for better business!. Indeed, publishing a book allows you to display your expertise, offer up something …

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How to Market a Memoir: Top Tips From the Experts

Travel blogs and outdoor companies are great places to help spread the word about your experiences. "Forging relationships with reputable avenues will help drop an author’s book right into the epicenter of their audience, and into the hands of readers passionate about their subject matter.”

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70+ Book Marketing Ideas to Rocket-Boost Your Sales

For your Amazon categories — which are labels like “Domestic Thriller” and “Adventure Travel” — you’ll want to strike a balance between popular categories and categories that aren’t too competitive. This will give you the best possible chance of becoming a #1 Best Seller in your category, which is a huge advantage for marketing.

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Where to Submit Short Stories: 20 Places Accepting Submissions

About: Offering fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays and criticism to a readership of over 10,000, The Threepenny Review accepts short stories under 4,000 words and pays $400 per story. Deadline: Ongoing. Compensation: $400. Word Count: Up to 4,000 words.

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Book Title Generator • The Ultimate Bank of 10,000 Titles

10,000+ good book titles to inspire you. Generate a random story title that’s relevant to your genre. You can pick between fantasy, crime, mystery, romance, or sci-fi. Simply click the button below to get started. All Crime Fantasy Mystery Romance Sci-fi. The International Bestseller.

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200+ Short Story Ideas… And How to Brainstorm Your Own

Time travel is real and time tourists show up in large numbers around major historical events. One day, thousands of time tourists are in ships above the earth, quietly waiting. Science Fiction. Time travel is widely available. However, you can't interact with the past, you can only observe it. On a trip to the past one day, you bump into someone.

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Time Travel with Death – A Adventure Short Story by 𝕂𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖

I like how you explained your time travel, there weren't any loopholes and it was simple enough for the reader to understand. Reply. 3 points 𝕂𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖 𝕎. 14:19 May 01, 2021 Thank you!! :) Reply. Show 0 replies Show 1 reply 3 points Janey Finch. 02:02 Jan 22, 2021 Oh wow!! That was so beautiful! It was extremely captivating and I

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The Traveler Wife – A Short Story by Yves. ♙ – Reedsy Prompts

And she looked up at me from the couch and she said, Okay, come travel with me. And I did. She knew she couldn’t keep me. Nobody could keep me; my mother couldn’t keep me in our house with the incense burning and my grandpa couldn’t keep me in town with the old willow tree and she couldn’t keep me on Earth.

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I Travel For A Living – A Adventure Short Story by Roni

I travel for a living, meet new people and most importantly of all, I drop them off in a land of change; good or bad, their decision. All that mattered was their old life was the shittier one. Twitter

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Travel Jeremy Now – A Fiction Short Story by Elaine

The Travel India Now ad behind her head looks enticing. I’ve heard a lot about India from an exchange student in my history class, Vasavi or something. She’s always going on and on about India, the people and the land and all. She makes it sound really busy, like a lot of people everywhere all the time, but she also talks about the land

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Best Science Fiction Short Story Ideas of 2021 • Get

August 30, 1946: The date of the one and only time travel convention. You attend every year. Science Fiction. Every day, you visit the same moment from your past. Science Fiction. In the closet of your new home is a portal through space and time. You accidentally travel to Mars. Science Fiction.

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Time Travel, Love, and Unreachable Dreams – A Fantasy

This erm time travel thing.” I shrugged and sat down beside him, “Well, in 2020 I just set my alarm and went to bed thinking about time travel, and well, I time traveled.” He paced the floor and said, “All you have to do is go to bed thinking about time travel and then you WILL time travel.”

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A Science Fiction Writing Prompt

“The Concept Of Travel” by Artemisia Pearl. Earth 47 - 22 years ago "I can't even with you, Kol! How could you not tell me something like that!" Alexa screamed. She was quite angry and turning red. "Alexa, dear, it simply wasn't something you needed to know. My time-traveling powers are my business. not yours." Kol responded, much calmer

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Poetry Submissions: Top Places To Submit Your Poems in 2021

The Nation. About: “The Nation welcomes unsolicited poetry submissions. You may send up to three poems at a time, but no more than 6 poems a year. No simultaneous submissions, or previously published works, please. Submissions are not accepted from June 1 to September 15.”. Deadline: June 1st - September 15th.

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About the Author Examples (That You'll Actually Want to Read)

Her writings have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper on South Korea.

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The Concept Of Travel – A Fantasy Short Story by Artemisia

"I can travel to other planets and dimensions, teleport and time travel! I just joined a hero league! My name is Toletta!" Lette beamed. "Wow! That is so cool! You are literally my idol." Alec said. "Thanks, you are my idol," Lette replied. "Pfft. I'm not that cool. Just face it. …

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THE REVERSE TRAVEL – A Fiction Short Story by Gurumoorthy

the reverse travel In India, in spite of advanced technology and modern tendencies of flying away of family members, instead of enjoying the happiness of flocking together, there are many families where parents, sons and daughters live together …

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Travel to the dream city – A Funny Short Story by

Travel to the dream city Submitted for Contest #82 in response to: Write a near-future thriller where a piece of everyday technology has turned against your character — and only your character. view prompt

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Time travel, 2080 – A Science Fiction Short Story by Noah

Jack urgently needed another time travel. This time around, he went further from the city to collect more watches for a one-week time travel. After two more travels, he bought a personal time travel machine. Nobody got to know how jack came to be suddenly rich. He even got a customized bullet car that could travel at 60,000 km per hour.

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How to Identify a Target Audience for Your Book in 3 Steps

If those people love your book, word of mouth will quickly spread, and you will start to build a loyal following that eagerly awaits your next publication. So let’s get to it! How to identify a target audience: see things from your readers' perspective. Click …

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The Ultimate List of Book Genres: 35 Popular Genres

Travel. Travel memoirs and travelogues, like Jonathan Glancey’s The Journey Matters, take us all over the world, giving even the most devoted homebodies a tantalizing taste of adventure, wildlife, and the great outdoors. These pocket-sized books — featuring destination reviews, lists of where to eat and what to see, and tips for traveling

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White Tortoise Inn – A Holiday Short Story by Shana Horn

There are multiple ways to travel between the capital city of Xicusrtiw and the metropolis of Ravena. Both are port cities, so you could take the long, dangerous journey around the desert continent by ship. Then there is the highly expensive and occasionally unreliable option of …

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40+ Best Print Book Distributors in 2021: the Ultimate Guide

Distributors often specialize in a specific market (such as fiction, travel books, or children’s books), which is why it’s important that you do research based on your book’s genre in order to find a distributor that best fits your needs. Some are also more indie-friendly than others — an important factor for self-publishers to take

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10 Tips on How to Make an Author Website (+ Bonus Checklist)

10. Invest in design and user experience. Think about what you are prepared to invest into your website to make it stand out from the competition. Authors work in an extremely competitive market, and if you want to take your career to another level, it may …

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Time Travel Machine – A Fantasy Short Story by Diana

Historical Fiction Fantasy Fiction “Breaking News; time travel has finally become a real thing.” Current time, in 2092, every news outlet didn't miss the chance to make those cliche sentences to the front page of their respective newspapers, or should I say, e-news.

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A General Writing Prompt

“The Lady in the Red Coat” by Kelsey Mathias. Eighty-eight was not so great for Marty Arons. There was a birthday party swirling around him in the senior facility, but he was mentally elsewhere, though physically imprisoned in his bed by the tubes and other indignities foisted on the frail body and spirit of a dying old man, tortured even more by a mind that was as sharp as it was that day

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Essential Travel – A Adventure Short Story by Amelia

Essential Travel Submitted for Contest #47 in response to: Suitcase in hand, you head to the station. view prompt. Amelia Sheldon. Follow. 7 likes 0 comments Jun 23, 2020 Adventure. Suitcase in hand, you head to the station. No threat of danger will stop you. Right or wrong, you are heading out and there is a song in your heart.

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Travel Friendships – A Kids Short Story by Ida Abbott

Walking into yet another travel rental, I was amazed yet again. The apartment I had rented for the next four days was on the top floor of a quiet residential building. I walked straight to the back patio, and gasped. I was overlooking an old monastery. To the right was a quaint courtyard with the sounds of the city in the distance even though

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276 Best Literary Agents Seeking Children's Book

A comprehensive directory of literary agents seeking children's book submissions in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for the perfect agent by genre, location, and more!

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Time Travel – A Fantasy Short Story by Elise Callaghan

Time Travel Submitted for Contest #35 in response to: Before bed, you put your clock ahead one hour for daylight saving time. When you wake up, you realize you've gone forward a lot more than one hour. view prompt

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Sci-fi Book Title Generator • The Ultimate Bank of 10,000

10,000+ good book titles to inspire you. Generate a random story title that’s relevant to your genre. You can pick between fantasy, crime, mystery, romance, or sci-fi. Simply click the button below to get started. All Crime Fantasy Mystery Romance Sci-fi.

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Writing and Publishing Resources

12 Types of Travel Writing Every Writer Should Know: If you're a travel writer or aspire to write for travel magazines, this is a must-read. How to Write Fantasy: Seven of the top fantasy editors in the industry share their expert tips on writing fantasy.

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EPUB vs mobi: Is Amazon's mobi Format Now Dead

Both EPUBs and mobis are great at handling text-intensive books like novels, memoirs and some non-fiction books. They are, however, less awesome at dealing with books that have a lot of images, graphs and photos — art books and travel guides, for example.

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English Name Generator • The ULTIMATE Bank of 50,000+ Names

If you’re looking for English names, this English name generator is built to be a starting point! Each name is computer-generated and we encourage you to do further research on naming traditions and meanings for your exact region. Random. Male. Female. Generated 5 random names with surnames.

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Will Travel for Knowledge – A Fantasy Short Story by

Will Travel for Knowledge Submitted for Contest #97 in response to: Start your story with a character looking out of a window in the middle of the night. view prompt. Michelle Oldham. Follow. 2 likes 0 comments Jun 08, 2021 Science Fiction Fantasy Friendship. It was the weirdest weekend.

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1390+ Best Speculative Short Stories to Read Online for

The Best Speculative Fiction Short Stories. What is speculative fiction? Well, according to Margaret Atwood, it encompasses “plots that descend from Jules Verne’s books about submarines and balloon travel and such — things that really could happen but hadn’t …

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Old Norse Name Generator • The ULTIMATE Bank of 50,000+ Names

Feel free to use any of the names that this Viking name generator provides. Be sure to tell us the success story at [email protected]! And if the perfect Old Norse name is still escaping you on a Viking ship, the rest of the Internet’s got you covered. Here are some of …

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Romance Book Title Generator • The Ultimate Bank of 10,000

10,000+ good book titles to inspire you. Generate a random story title that’s relevant to your genre. You can pick between fantasy, crime, mystery, romance, or sci-fi. Simply click the button below to get started. All Crime Fantasy Mystery Romance Sci-fi. The International Bestseller.

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