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How Much Story Do You Need In Your Short Story?

Last month’s word count for 12 Short Stories was only 500 words. Yikes, I know. Whose idea was that? And the month before that it was 2 500 words and now we are writing 1 200 words. It is a serious writing workout. Any story…

10 Important Things To Remember About Scenes And Sequels

How To Master Scenes And Sequels Our lives are made up of scenes and sequels. We live through times of action and periods of reflection. Some periods of our lives seem completely action-packed and others are relatively conflict-free. Novels are also made up of these…

The Love Child – Mashing Up Wild Plot Ideas

We’ve been exploring plot ideas this month. I think that putting a magnifying glass on plot is always a good idea. Characters are vital in a story, but plot is what holds it all together. It allows the characters to come to life – with…

Going Home – Submit Your Fifth Short Story Today

It is June and we are freezing in the Southern Hemisphere, but while we are freezing we are also submitting our fifth short stories for the 12 Short Story Challenge. Congratulations to everyone who made it. Please remember that I will not be accepting any…

Sign Up On Our New 12 Short Stories Website

We are super excited to invite you to join our new platform for the 12 Short Stories Challenge. We are going to move everything that is on Facebook over to our new site. This is also your opportunity to catch up. You have one week…

2 Types Of Conflict To Squeeze Into A Short Story

In the previous 12 Short Stories post, we discussed inner and outer conflict. We identified WHO and WHAT caused the conflict. The WHO helped us to create our antagonist. In this post, I want to discuss the WHAT, which causes and adds to the inner conflict.…
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