Stay on top of your game even when you feel like you're not
One of the most basic and powerful rules I can offer is for you to be critical of every line you’ve written.
If you think your story is ready for readers, take a deep breath and reconsider.
You’ve got up to 20,000 words to tell us everything we need to know about your characters, their situation, their history, their relationships, their struggle, their resolution, and why we should care.
We’ve All Heard the Old Hemingway Rule about the Iceberg, Haven’t We?
We all know what a short story is, but what should a short story be?