1. Hook. Something interesting happens that grabs the reader’s attention. This is the very beginning of the story and it is important!
How would my work-in-progress stack up against Mr. Preston’s skeleton, you ask? It needs editing, a lot of editing.
Ebooks available for 99 cents at the time of this post
Each of these anthologies is a two-fer—you get wonderful stories to read and part of the proceeds will go to benefit a worthwhile charity. (Note: I have a short story in each anthology.)