The Story Shack needs your support

First off: this is not about asking for donations. I work full-time and have the occasional ad running in the tools section of the website, which helps to pay for the costs of hosting (please remember to whitelist this site in your ad blocker, thank you!). If you’d like to make a donation, I would be very glad if you gave the money to a non-profit organization that fights poverty or disease instead. No idea which charity to choose? GiveWell maintains a list of trustworthy ones. Thank you!

Nonetheless, The Story Shack could really use your help in gaining more exposure for the talent hosted here. There are some simple ways to help, which you will find below.

Show support on your website, blog or in your favorite forum

This is typically the most long-lasting means of support. Do you have a story published here? Then please mention it on your blog with a link to the piece. Do you have some form of list that compares flash fiction ezines, writing tools or name generators? I would love to be included! If you participate in any forums, please consider if letting your peers know about us would be a worthwhile contribution.

Note that if you’d like to include some more background info about The Story Shack, I’m more than happy to answer questions or take part in interviews.

Share on social media

Each story and tool on this website includes some sharing links for various types of social media accounts. So if you enjoyed a story or gained some great ideas from one of our tools, why don’t you share it with your friends?

Talk to your friends, family, writer groups or your local newspaper

Word-of-mouth in its offline form is perhaps still the most efficient way of spreading an idea. Do you have any budding authors or illustrators in your community who are looking for a platform to gain first exposure? Are your peers in need of inspiration? Did you have a story published and would like to showcase it to people in your town? There are plenty of ways to get the word out.


This ezine has been a real community since the day it started, and it wouldn’t be where it is today without so many of you believing in it. I’m incredibly appreciative of each and every bit of support. Thank you.

All the best,
Martin