Posts Tagged ‘Short stories’

Backstory for a Short Story is not a Short Backstory

March 29th, 2012 No comments

You would think, wouldn’t you, that backstory was less important for shorter works. But you’d be wrong! Sometimes what went before is everything, and especially in the case of science fiction or fantasy, you’ve still got a lot o’ world-building to do. Read more…

As good as a rest

June 10th, 2010 No comments

I’m nearly at the point in my novel where I said I would stop for a break. But now that I’m so close to that point, I’m really really crawling, and finding it hard to get into it. Read more…

What’s the plan for your story?

October 10th, 2009 No comments

I’ve written before about how it’s important to have a plan for your writing. Since then my overrall plan has gone by the wayside, so I may have to review my policy on that. But today I want to talk about plans for each thing you write.
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Really short stories – six words

July 25th, 2009 No comments

Okay, now we’re talking minimalist! You thought 140 characters was small, try doing a story in 6 words. Read more…

Really short stories – Twitter stories

July 18th, 2009 No comments

As Twitter has become more popular, many have been taking up the challenge of squeezing things down into 140 characters. What about stories? Read more…

Really short stories – mini sagas

July 11th, 2009 No comments

There are some tiny tiny stories floating around out there. And although it’s not likely you’d ever publish one, they can be a fun exercise, and a good lesson in editing – most of which is cutting! I’ll post about three types of short short stories. First up is mini sagas.

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