Finally recuperated from illness following holiday… Blog in progress re first time flying experience! Meanwhile… where I left off…
By writer Julie Fairweather
The approach to creating a short story is primarily governed by an individual’s writing process. Some writers begin with a single word or phrase and mind-map from that to gather ideas for development. Others start by plotting a structured outline or building a character. Or begin, as I do, with an idea and penning a rough draft straight off. Whichever way works for you.
The following seven points, therefore, can be used as a check-list at any stage of the writing process in order to achieve a completed and rounded story.
- Motivation: Determine what the story’s motivation is, ie, the reason for writing it. Your protagonists will need a strong moral component that motivates them throughout the story so that they end up in a different emotional space from where they began. This is what makes it a story.
- Theme: There is only room for…
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