A short story needs motives.
It’s good for me to notice the tiniest sub-“thought” which goes through my mind, almost too fast to notice—to catch it before it’s gone, to jot it down. Whhhsshht!
NaNoWriMo executive director Grant Faulkner shares how crafting short shorts can open a big world.
“Allow yourself to write badly in the beginning. That’s good tried and true advice. And then let it evolve as you rewrite.”
This issue of The Writer includes a variety of voices from the world of writing, including our short story contest winner, Graydon Megan.
A bracelet builds character for an author’s pseudo self.
An Ocean of Possibility was the theme of a short story contest held this summer by The Writer.
Bhargavi Lanka’s winning entry for the Ocean of Possibility writing contest.
Jill Meyer’s winning entry for the Ocean of Possibility writing contest.
Alexandra Petri’s memoir came early in life. Is that awkward, or OK? (Hint: Both.)