I’m a self improvement junkie. At least once a week, I scour the web looking for ways to improve my writing, effectiveness or learn a new skill. Right now I’m listening to 7 Habits of Highly Effective People again. My biggest goal is learning to live more in Quadrant II, the quadrant where you tend to concentrate on things that are important but not pressing. Too many times we get caught up in taking care of emergencies that we have little time to prevent them.
In my quest to become a better writer, I stumbled upon this gem. Ray Bradbury spends an hour talking about what his career was like and giving a prescription of what writers can do to improve their writing. I plan on writing and reading more short stories. I don’t know if this happens to you, but I get so caught up in reading full length novels that I don’t have the time for short stories.
When you’re done watching this video, check out this website: http://flashfictiononline.com. I really enjoyed 31-E.
Tor.com and the New Yorker also have some really great short stories too.