Reflecting on my early work: A fourth short story — Author Don Massenzio

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I’m getting ready to release my second collection of stories soon. This week’s story was one that I wrote at the urging of a marketing person I was working with at the time. It was Christmas time and he convinced me that writing a holiday-themed short story that included […] … Continue reading Reflecting on my early work: A fourth short story — Author Don Massenzio

How to Write a Great Beginning for Your Story

    Writing a great beginning for your story is crucial, especially for fiction writers. If the first chapter of your book doesn’t grab the attention of your readers, they will most likely not read any further.   Equally important, agents and editors often decide whether or not to take a chance on a book … Continue reading How to Write a Great Beginning for Your Story