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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Writers
  • Editors
  • Publishers

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to acquire the working writer’s mindset
  • Learn to structure stories for maximum effect
  • Submitting your stories to editors and publishers


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell will enable you to plan, write, submit, and sell your own commercial short stories, whether you want to get published by magazines, e-zines and/or in anthologies, or whether you prefer to do it alone – and start making money soon from your self-penned stories on Amazon Kindle.

The course focuses on attaining a professional author’s mindset quickly, so that you can immediately begin to get inspired and become proficient enough to write commercial short stories for the marketplace.

  • Harness your imagination quickly
  • Acquire the writing habit easily
  • Discover how to make your stories more commercial
  • Learn the habits of professional writers in just a few hours
  • Begin a new career as an author
  • Finally understand the needs of mainstream publishers and editors

Discover the reality of a writer’s life, taught to you by the author of over thirty bestsellers.

This course will take you on a thrilling journey, from acquiring the working writer’s mindset to thinking of compelling ideas; from learning how to structure stories for maximum effect to correctly formatting and submitting your stories to editors and publishers.

At the end of this course you can expect to be able to write commercial short stories easily and perhaps begin a whole new career as a freelance, paid author.

Rob Parnell has been teaching writing for almost two decades. That experience has been synthesized into this unique course, then specifically designed and structured to help the beginner move from wannabe writer to professional wordsmith.

At the end of this course, you will possess a clear understanding of the short story marketplace and will therefore be ideally placed to compete in this exciting and fast-growing new career opportunity. At the very least, you’ll be able to write fabulous short stories that people will love and admire!

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the short story marketplace.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop your skill in short story writing!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - The Course
Introduction To Short Story Writing 00:00:00
It’s All About Mindset 00:00:00
What Tools Do You Need To Succeed? 00:00:00
Mental Preparation 00:00:00
Time Management 00:00:00
Self Belief 00:00:00
Goal Setting 00:00:00
Subject Matter 00:00:00
Genre 00:00:00
Scope 00:00:00
Getting Ideas 00:00:00
The 7 Step Story Generator 00:00:00
Characters And Character Creation 00:00:00
Creating Protagonists 00:00:00
Character Motivation And Interactions 00:00:00
Story And Setting 00:00:00
The 5 Point Story Structure 00:00:00
Style And Tone 00:00:00
Point Of View And Tense 00:00:00
Plotting And The Twist 00:00:00
Building A Short Story Template 00:00:00
Story Length 00:00:00
All Hail Scrivener 00:00:00
The Opening Paragraph 00:00:00
Fast Writing 00:00:00
The Second Draft 00:00:00
Polishing 00:00:00
It’s All About Presentation 00:00:00
Dealing With Rejection 00:00:00
Rights and Payment 00:00:00
Kindle Publishing 00:00:00
Downloadable Materials – Writing 00:00:00

Course Reviews


4 ratings
  1. Shauna van Hoof

    Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell


    The lessons were broken down into logical units. I enjoyed the fact that I could access the units when it was convenient. I wished that there were more information sheets available. Otherwise, Rob presented valuable information in a personable fashion.

  2. Hleki Masango



    I’ve leaned a lot, thank you.

  3. Betty L

    Writing Short Stories


    Rob Parnell is a very talented and an enthusiastic teacher, who encourages his students to get in the action and get self-published. I am a published writer, but even so, I learned plenty from his advice. His ideas about setting up an idea sheet as a guideline will prove to be invaluable to me. Thank you, Rob Parnell!

  4. Rudy Perez

    Excellent Course!


    Rob Parnell is a well-spoken writer who freely gives of his vast writing knowledge and expertise. This course is an excellent primer that also provides gems of advice to the more experienced writer. With the rah-rah and support that Rob lavished on me, I am ready to go and conquer the writing worlds awaiting me (or maybe just tilt at windmills, who knows?) Tally-ho, lads!

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