Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Writing Short Stories Is My Goal Now! by Marianne Stephens

Maybe it's old age, but now I find I don't have the time nor patience to write more than 10,000 words for a story. My goal is to write short stories, and to publish them with other authors in boxed sets.

Naughty Literati has lots of sets available...and I'm in some but not all. Our latest release, Naughty Heatwave, is available now!

Also, releasing on 15 June, is Wickedly Wanton, a boxed set by Sensuous Romances. My story in this set is DANCE FOR ME.
On a dare, Carla enters a stripper amateur night contest. Fellow professor Nate catches her practicing in her office. Always intrigued by her, Nate asks to watch again and their mutual attraction leads to a lusty affair. Her secret’s out, but she won’t know his until the amateur contest night.

My stories are sensual to scorching...and contemporary. For more information, visit: http://sensualromances.com

WW has already made it to ARe's Best Seller list!




  1. For me, it depends on the story. It's hard to stretch out a plot to 60k if it doesn't have a lot going on in it, other the romance. Equally hard (for me) is trying to cram a lot into a very short tale (10k and under). It's all a matter of balance and hitting the right note. At least for me.

  2. I agree with Tina that the story dictates it's length but as a reader I'm also finding myself reading shorter stories. I don't have as much time to spend reading each night and I love a happily ever after.

  3. I'm with you, Marianne. I have one more book to work on and it's kicking my a***. Then back to shorts full time. In fact, I have two unpubbed I'd like to pub and four recently rights returned to me books. I'm just not having the time for a big book like I want nor do I write fast. So do what's best for you.