Saturday Story Prompt Collections

One of my yearly goals is to find a way to repackage existing blog content in an easy-to-read eBook format in order to stock the Dollar Shelves. With that in mind, I sorted out the blog by category… and the Saturday Story Prompts (101) came in right behind the Daily Snippits (447).

I figure the prompts will be an easier target for my Smashwords learning curve (since they’re shorter) so I threw them out on the planning board and tried to make a product out of them.

Turtles of a Feather

Since the prompts vary wildly in genre and length, trying to make themed collections out of them akin to the Snippit collections was a no go. Groups them by type (dialog, humor, fantasy, etc) also didn’t work because I didn’t have any easy way of telling which prompts I’d already used.

I finally settled on making 31-prompt collections based on each month, starting with January 2011 (for now). That way I’ll have 20 or 25 existing prompts from each month to use as a starting point and there will be at least 6 to 11 new prompts in the collection. I doubt all 20-25 will be worth keeping, so there’s a chance the new content might outweigh the old some months. *pokes prompts*

Imagination For Sale, Cheap!

I figured a dollar’s not a bad deal for a month worth of story starters and folks might be lured in with the promise of unpublished content. Most likely I’ll just get the people with a dollar that’s burning a hole in their pocket, but I’ll take those too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I’ve got January on the drafting table for this week, if all goes well I’ll have a finished version done this weekend. I’m going to put it up in the Smashwords store for free so that folks can test out the formatting for me (I own neither a Kindle nor a Nook, alas) and then I’ll bump it up to a buck once I know it’s shiny.

Small steps are better than no steps, eh? ๐Ÿ˜€

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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