The Story of a Story

My ‘process’ for writing fiction

Steve Fendt
5 min readApr 8, 2022


Reflections in the Inky Acheron | author image

I’ve been quiet on Medium of late. Ironically, this is the busiest I’ve been in my 15 months (yeah, I know) as a fiction writer.

Since New Year I’ve written one novelette or novella (15k words) and revised another (19k words). I’ve written several longish short stories and sent out a whole volume for beta reads and manuscript assessment. I’ve…



Steve Fendt Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.