Short Story Writing Formatstory-telling format
Write a competition entry (short story strategy)
The Scrivener is a model for the short story author. I have named my story Closing Time for the purpose of this diary entry. To me the pathway is Documents / Anne's STUFF / STUFF / Stories / FICTION writing / Story Bank. First thing you will see is that the folder for a short story is not as full as that for a novel.
They both have files for characters and locations, templates sheets and recycle bin. Both within the research directory offer examples. The short story theme calls the Story directory and contains a scene file. On the novel page, the subfolder is a section containing a scene file.
The new format's manifest box contains Front Matter files - and different editions, depending on the desired format: manifest, pocketbook, eBook. The short story format, on the other hand, contains a header for the first page. When you are reading the statements (and you really should!), you should work on the dates in the header of the first page before you start your story.
When changing my opinion about the file name (!), I could use File / Save As.... - or just keep the file name as it is and simply modify it in the metadata settings. Also note that there is a number of words in the upper right-hand corner.
Day returns the number of words for the next 100. Frequently, a maximal number of words is determined during contests. The organizers of the Erewash 2017 Open Short Story Competition - who asked me to be their judges this year! A number of contests - among them the Erewash 2017 Open Short Story Competition - requires a counting of words, e.g. at the end of the film.
So the story begins on the same page! When you submit your story for a contest, one of the prerequisites is that your name does not appear on any page of the story. You must make a page break between the first header page and the beginning of your story.
How you can manage the export format will be explained in the next article. Deadline for the Erewash 2017 Open Short Story Contest is September 21st, so you have enough free entry space.