Writing a short story is a great way to limber up your writing muscles. You can use short stories to test out plots, characters, styles, devices, points of view … all sorts of things, in fact, without getting bogged down. Short story competitions, like this one (closing date 2 April 2018), are a fantastic way to get your work out there, get constructive feedback and who knows? You might win! But how do you go about putting your ideas down and creating that amazing short story that will wow everyone? Here are our top tips.
Now all you need to do is start writing! But wait …
This sounds so easy. I strut around full of confidence that my head is brimming with ideas, but when I sit down to write, my mind is a blank! If you suffer from the same problem never fear. There are loads of ideas and prompts floating around online. Here are our favourite sites:
Hopefully you have all the information you need now to get cracking on your award-winning short story!
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