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Short Story Writing Jobs

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Hourly - Est. Time: Less than 1 month, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
I am searching for a creative writer in the romance genre. The applicants must provide a short story plot for a short book they can write. The story idea must me interesting and compelling and to make you want to read the whole story. The payment will be a fix price per task/ writing. The payment is negotiable. The writing will be checked with Copyscape before approval. Plagiarism in unacceptable. The individual will also be rewarded with more work and bonuses if done a good job. Unleash your creativity now!

Hourly - Est. Time: More than 6 months, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
The book will be for elementary children. The book will teach kids how to be happy: e.g. making friends, overcoming obstacles, problem solving, team work, etc.. The book should be fun-funny and keep kids-readers engaged at the same time. I want applicants to not only have experience, but be passionate about writing children's books. If you're applying I want you to absolutely love writing about this category and topic. You should be an experienced fiction writer, good at developing characters, good at writing compelling story lines (compelling beginning to end is especially important in a short story) The job would require you to produce well researched, excellently written books and we're REALLY looking for someone who can take on the voice of the genre and deliver highly engaging stories for our young readers. (MANDATORY) - I also need you to include a 2-4 paragraph sales summary / description of your story that teases/entices readers to buy. This will be used as the...

Hourly - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted
I'm a French Pastor and the initiator of a Christian Global ministry called Jesus.net. I'm looking for an assistant for a long term relationship. Tasks: - Management of my contacts and relationship with them - Newsletter - Manage / Post for my social media and blog. Skills: - Fluent in English and French languages. - Dedicated Christian having a good understanding of the Christian world. - Good storyteller.

Hourly - Est. Time: Less than 1 month, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
I would like your help to write a fiction novel about a woman's journey of spirituality, religion and tantra. I need the right candidate to: - Put into literary words the content that I provide for the novel - String the ideas together where they seem to gap - Edit and refine the story where needed - Ensure the novel is of market quality to give it a better chance at getting published Key skills needed: - Ability to work quickly and efficiently - I want a swift delivery of the job - Ability to be an excellent communicator that will communicate and understand my written and voice notes - Be an excellent writer with strong command of the english language and literature - Ability and willingness to write erotic material - Open mind and easy going personality A successful engagement has to include: - Daily updates - Open dialogue to ensure the job is executed the way I envision it - Flexibility and open mind to evolve as the project goes on This is a shorter...

Hourly - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 30+ hrs/week - Posted
We are looking for a Ghost Writer for writing very short stories for little children ages 3 to 6. We are looking for someone who is very creative with a good imagination. An ideal candidate must have the following: 1. You should have some experience in writing children’s fictional books 2. Imaginative and creative: Ability to come up with new and engaging story lines. 3. A very good understanding of what makes a story (plot, characters, themes etc.) 4. Good understanding of children’s psychology. 5. Ability to come up with an entirely new species, animals, birds, plants etc. that will be part of the story. 6. Your Work should be Unique and Original. 7.Strong grammar(punctuation, spelling etc) **Interested candidates should apply with three unique children stories, each story being less than 100 words ** Start your response with the words: "I have my 3 unique short stories:" **If you do not submit the 3 stories, you will not be selected for the interview**

Hourly - Est. Time: More than 6 months, 10-30 hrs/week - Posted
I know that the written word has the power to inspire, influence, give hope, and change lives, and that's what I intend to do with my short story. My short story will feature a shy pretty girl who has to face all (or at least most) of the major obstacles that some girls usually face: social awkwardness, a longing for identity, alienation, and depression. At this point I have several options of what may happen and outcomes you must be able to talk freely with me about all subjects some may be strong so you must have no limits personally in the brainstorming field all subjects may be potentially discussed if you have any limitations tell me as if we need I may need to replace you for this part to find someone more open minded ,. I have the time to outline it, but in order to get it done faster, I'm willing to enlist the help and collaboration of a good creative story writer. Rest assured, this won't be some vague assignment some writers give, and then say, "Oh...this wasn't...

Hourly - Est. Time: Less than 1 week, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
Hello! We are looking for a writer to create a short crime fiction script for our next mystery game (~3000 words). THE JOB: The project is a test script of a few hundred words. Please include dialogue writing of at least two characters discussing a plot point in a crime fiction story. For the characters you have chosen, please write a bit on their character design (personality, appearance, motivation, etc.). BACKGROUND We create mobile escape games like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haikugamesco.escapewickham&hl=en A walkthrough of the game is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZKt98nK-Gk Our next game will have a similar adventure / escape type gameplay. The ideal candidate will create a good story that has a compelling mystery that the players want to solve. They should also understand that the story will be delivered through the game, and suggest what key gameplay elements or puzzles are necessary. The candidate should...