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Even Short Stories Need Goals

Even Short Stories Need Goals

In the previous post we discussed the beginning of your short story. This is the scene or section that orientates your reader. It should be intriguing enough that it lures them in to the story, but then what? We need to figure out what happens…
Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

Where Do You Start Your Short Story?

This is month three of the Short Story Challenge. You should all be busy with your third story now. I am loving the stories that have been posted for January and February and I am proud of you guys. This week, I want to talk…
My Short Story Writing Process

My Short Story Writing Process – In 12 Easy Steps

Thank you for the continuing enthusiastic response to our Short Story Challenge. It’s awesome. I have also created a closed group on Facebook: 12 Short Stories In 12 Months.  My Short Story Writing Process This is how I go about writing a short story. Most of…
40 Writing Competitions To Inspire You

40 Writing Competitions To Inspire You

Writing competitions are a great way to keep you on your writing toes. You may want to enter some of your stories from our Twelve Short Stories challenge. Remember to join the group on Facebook. Here is a list of competitions, anything from a 16-word memoir to…
The Complete Guide To Evaluating Your Short Story

The Complete Guide To Evaluating Your Short Story

Last week, I wrote about the submission guidelines for our short story challenge. This week, I'm writing about assessing your own short stories. Evaluating your own writing is difficult, especially in the beginning, and we can be very hard on ourselves. To quote you guys,…

12 Short Stories In 12 Months – Submission Guidelines

Thank you for the wonderful response to our Short Story Challenge. It's awesome. Because of the number of enthusiastic writers, I've decided to change the submission process a little. I have created a closed group on Facebook: 12 Short Stories In 12 Months. Remember this is…
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