Don't let the idea of writing a short story crush you! Today, please welcome our guest post author, Renee Anotnia, where she reveals four simple steps to crafting a short story.
Crossing The Line is told from alternating POVs of two unlikely characters who are brought together in this young adult novel, perfect for those with a panache for creepy mysteries without the gore.
#writerjam 3rd place winner - short story theme "air" I stalk through the dimly lit halls of the hospital, eyes watching everyone. I have to do this. I won’t let him die, I just won’t.
#writerjam 2nd place winner - short story theme "air" If you thought that you would have the satisfaction of sending all of my letters back to me, then you were wrong. Goodbye.
#writerjam 1st place winner - short story theme "air" My dad left us when I was 2. Mom told me and Cody he went off to go join the military and serve our country, but I overheard mom talking on the phone with grandma. She was saying that he left because he couldn't stand looking at his disabled daughter anymore.
Restless Writer Series, Part 5: Show your Restless Writer they have a talent to be proud of. What better way to show the world that they’re a writer than with some fun gifts?
As timid as we writers can be, we truly do like to be known for our talents. We like others to see us as writers.
Validate them as a Writer by helping them identify as a Writer
Restless Writer, Part 4: Help them get over the fear: Our kids have all been terrified of doing something in their life, right? Taking the bus to school for the first time. Learning to ride their bike. Volunteering to run for Student Council.
Help your Restless Writer remember that they’ve shown bravery in other scary situations:
Restless Writer, Part 3: Listen and be Invested: OMG - your Restless Writer finally agreed to share their work with you! Remember they’re about to share their innermost thoughts, ideas and opinions through a story or poem or essay.
Restless Writer, Part 2: Encourage their story ideas without censoring them: Listen, I’m a mom, I get that we have to protect our kids and be cautious about what they consume. However, I’ve seen so many young writers struggle to come up with ideas because they feel stifled by their teachers or parents who told them they can’t write about...
Restless Writer, Part 1: The Restless Writer wants to write, and does write, but gets easily discouraged by their own inner editor. That doubting voice will whisper lies to them like: “You don’t know what you’re doing.” “Your work is boring and lame.”