You Are Already a Writer

You already are a writer. Yes, you can do better in the grammar department, or with sentence variety, but that is not why you’ve come here.

HOW DO YOU TELL A STORY?

This is what it boils down to. A great story can transcend even bad grammar and poor sentence construction and still get published.

Good news. Storytelling can be learned, the components are known. In fact, I believe it’s easier now than when I first began writing, due to the net. Specifically, flash fiction. I urge all writers to check out the flash fiction web sites (after I figure out how to, I will link to several).

In a brief amount of time, you can read story after story, seeing what is actually a story, and what isn’t. Can you tell a story in 100 words? Yes. In fact, if you start writing a novel, you will be expected to have a one- or two- sentence summation of it to pitch.
And remember, one of the most well-known stories in the world is only 250 words, the Bible’s Prodigal Son.

Start now. Every day, write a flash fiction. This is training for your eventual pitch sentences, and it will help you learn idea generation. Even if you’re currently working on a project, add this on.

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Beginning Write

Began writing at 12, and began compulsively reading every writing book and magazine I could get my hands on. It's been a great hobby that I've enjoyed and now wish to share. I've led two writing groups, been a part of many more, and see this blog as an extension of that.

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