Creative Writing – April 20, 2018

Barnes and Noble Reading: May 8 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

*Please make arrangements to be there

*Plan on reading no more than four minutes

*Dress business casual

-Science Fiction Short Story Due Today

*At least 5 pages (1000 words); no more than 10 pages

*Typed (10 or 12 font; Times New Roman or Arial)


*Make it as free of errors as possible

*Must fall into the Science Fiction genre

*1st draft due Thursday

-Format Reminder

John Smith                                                                                                 (Title Of Work) – 1

Mr. Foley

Creative Writing – (Science Fiction)


Word Count:


-Important Dates

*April 4 = Sci-Fi story idea due

*April 5 = Sci-Fi outline due

*April 5 through April 11 = Sci-Fi short story writing time

*April 12 = Sci-Fi peer edit day

*April 13 = Sci-Fi revision day

*April 16 = Sci-Fi short story final draft due

*April 16 through April 19  23 Read Sci-Fi short stories to class

-Class-determined Requirements For Cumulative Project

*Novella – 25,000 to 32, 000 words

*Short Story – 12,000 to 18,000 words

*Poetry Book – 35 to 40 poems

-Traditional Publishing

*Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market (2018)

*Where to Submit Short Stories: 23 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work


-Digital Self-Publishing

*If you’d like to read a thorough (LONG) article I wrote about publishing, click HERE

*Helpful sites …

+Kindle Direct Publishing

+Barnes and Noble Press (Nook Publishing)

-Royalty-Free Photo Websites

*Use these sites to help you find photographs that will be useful in creating a cover

-Helpful Photograph Editing Tools and Sites

* can be found on your laptop – search for it with your magnifying glass in the left corner of your screen

* (I’ve never used this, but a student recommended it)

*Any version of PhotoShop is always amazing

*Any others you’d like to recommend?  Mention them in the comments section …

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