Ep. 14 – Writing | Best Practices for Writing Unforgettable Short Stories with Laura VAB

Ready to level up your short fiction–or dive in for the first time?

Special guest Laura VanArendonk Baugh has you covered in this wordtastic interview. Learn the best way to approach short fiction, how to get started (and finished), and what to do when you get stuck. Plus, why short stories are like kale–and ice skating.

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Water: Selkies, Sirens, & Sea Monsters

Laura was born at a very early age and never looked back. She overcame her childhood deficiencies of having been born without teeth and unable to walk, and by the time she matured into a recognizable adult she had become a behavior analyst, an internationally-recognized and award-winning animal trainer, a costumer/cosplayer, a chocolate addict, and of course a writer.

Laura writes fantasy in a variety of subgenres as well as non-fiction in the art and science of behavior and training.

Her fiction work has earned numerous accolades, including the Realm Award for Best Fantasy, a semi-finalist spot in SPFBO’s Best Fantasy, and praise from Publishers Weekly.

And she recently won the Realm Award for best short story for Eryri, published by Tyche books. And her story Wight Christmas won best short story audio drama, recorded by Kristen L. Norman and Nathan James Norman.

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