short stories Archives | David Michael Williams

13 04, 2021

The stories behind the stories

2021-04-13T14:28:36+00:00April 13, 2021|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I finally whittled down my stack of short stories to be included in my upcoming collection, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my ruthless beta readers.

8 02, 2021

Which short stories will make the cut for my collection?

2021-02-09T17:15:37+00:00February 8, 2021|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I plan to demonstrate the breath of my writing styles and embrace the many different spec-fic subgenres I enjoy—which only makes winnowing down the contenders for my short story collection that much more difficult.

15 12, 2020

20 Reasons 2020 Rocked

2020-12-15T14:35:01+00:00December 15, 2020|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

COVID-19 caused major disruptions in almost everyone’s life in 2020. While I don’t want to diminish the seriousness of the pandemic and its consequences, I’ve found at least one silver lining: more time to work on my writing.

10 12, 2015

A different class of writing

2019-10-02T18:25:25+00:00December 10, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had the pleasure of talking with students at Waupun High School yesterday. My mission: to share my educational background, professional writing experiences, writing advice, and tips for getting published with the fledgling writers.

30 12, 2014

Should you care if readers care about your characters?

2019-10-02T17:49:03+00:00December 30, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The more I think about it, the more a term like “character-oriented” seems superfluous. Characters are but one element of a story. Like setting and plot, they are essential ingredients of a story. But are they any more important than the rest?

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