Write Shorter, Publish Sooner

March 6, 2019

When I started writing I was set on completing a middle grade novel, but I wound up writing short pieces for magazines. There are lots of reasons to go this route. The word count is manageable, it's good practice on the way to writing something longer. It may be a short story that leads to a novel later on and the publishing credits are noticed by agents/publishers. Writing for magazines is also nice break when you're between projects.



I'm posting a Powerpoint I use in classrooms when I'm describing the process for writing for magazines.  







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Susan Griner is an author of children's fiction. She has written short stories and poetry for both Cricket and Babybug magazine. She is currently working on a YA novel set along the Silk Road. She lives in Washington state, but her southern roots have influenced her writing.

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