You will get a novel-length compilation of short stories of your preferred genre

Icarus O.
Icarus O.

You will get a novel-length compilation of short stories of your preferred genre

Icarus O.
Icarus O.

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  • Delivery Time35 days
  • Number of Words40,000
    • Outline

35 days delivery — Jan 3, 2023
Revisions may occur after this date.
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Fund the project upfront. Icarus gets paid once you are satisfied with the work.

Project details

You will get a collection of short stories in one or two of your preferred fiction genre(s). The possible genres are Fantasy, Romance, Erotica, Paranormal, YA, Horror/Suspense, or SciFi. Depending on the contract you select, you will receive the completed collection within 1 to 2 months. By communicating with you and getting a solid understanding of your desires and goals for this project, I guarantee your satisfaction with the final product.

About The Ghostwriter: I am in my senior year at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. English is my first language, and I specialize in creative writing. I have previously written works that I published. A few are available on my website, Making Domhan. I have likewise published non-fiction materials with the magazine Miami Quarterly. Proficient at grammar and storytelling, I am an editor at the publishing company, Next Chapter.

Furthermore, I'm a bisexual, transgender man and a child of a Venezuelan immigrant. My experience with minority spaces helps give me insights as an author. My writing often includes diversity, but the variety of characters can be increased or minimized depending on your preferences. The choice is yours.
Genre Horror/Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Language English
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+$900 - $1,500
Additional 100 Words (+ 1 Day)
Topic Research (+ 1 Day)
Extra Short Story (+ 4 Days)
Print Book Formatting (+ 2 Days)
Ebook Formatting (+ 2 Days)

Frequently asked questions

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Tara H.
Sep 18, 2022
Copy Editor for 40K word novella


Tara H.
Sep 18, 2022
Copy Editor for 25K word novella


Sophia-Maria N.
Sep 18, 2022
EDITORS NEEDED for Historical Romance Novels - Long -Term Work Icarus has helped us a great deal with our publications, and his skills are very strong in editing a piece of fiction. I'd prefer better communication when it came to installments he didn't particularly like editing himself as there weren't constructive solutions from his side on how to approach the issues he had identified, like the author not addressing the edits the way he wanted them to be addressed.

We had to end the contract because, on a short notice, he let us know that he won't be able to take on new projects. We did complete the outstanding ones, which is something for which we're grateful.

I do recommend his editing services, though, as he really is very skilled at what he does, I just think there should be a bit more discussion from his side when it comes to how he can resolve problems that he identifies in a manuscript, problems that might thwart his own editing of the piece in the long run. Some compromises are inevitable in our line of business.


Scott T.
Aug 3, 2022
Character Backstory: Roxy - Mystery/Suspense/Action/Adventure Ghostwriter We had hoped for long-term writing cooperation, and Icarus has a very strong work ethic. Icarus did not, however, comply with a very simple and limited set of constraints/requirements. Protagonist arc and final worldview did not comply with specified character profile critical to fit into the series. Story word count exceeded specification by 200%. Individual chapter lengths exceeded specified length by double, and sometimes triple the specified limits. Point of view and tense did not comply with agreed PoV.
Regretfully, editors do not support the rehire of ghostwriters to write complex mystery/suspense story plots if the writer cannot write to relatively simple publisher specifications.


Guy F.
Mar 19, 2022
44-word max insightful or funny ultra-short stories Thanks for the wonderful contribution!  

About Icarus

Icarus O.
Ghostwriter, Creative Writer, and Editor
Ghostwriter, Creative Writer, and Editor
100% Job Success
Berea, United States - 9:21 pm local time
Precise editor and beta reader with a creative backbone - I know how to capture a voice and transfer it onto a page. I have self-published many small works online, as well as the first two novels in a fantasy series that is available on Amazon (Fearghus Academy). I also have experience editing and writing for the magazine Miami Quarterly.

I have previously hired through Upwork, so I know what it's like to be on the receiving end of a job through this website. You will find that I am easy to communicate with and that I like to get the job done right. You won't be disappointed!

Steps for completing your project

After purchasing the project, send requirements so Icarus can start the project.

Delivery time starts when Icarus receives requirements from you.

Icarus works on your project following the steps below.

Revisions may occur after the delivery date.

General Outline For Short Story Collection

This outline gives an overall look at what each story will be about (theme, plot, characterization). You choose how many short stories you would like and can decide if they'll be short, long, or a mix of different lengths.

First Short Story

You will receive the first short story in the collection. By reading over the first story, you can decide if you would like any specific changes to the writing style (sentence length, diction) or minor changes to character/plot points.

Review the work, release payment, and leave feedback to Icarus.