Write my Short Story for meWriting my short story for me
To fix your short story in 10 min.
Maybe you've dusty a tale that languishes in a pigeonhole and senses it needs a twitch. There are five 10-minute adaptations of your brief to get you to the deadline: Freewrite for 10 mins in the history of your game. He' s not reading it - he' s just feeling sorry for the bloke on the side of the street.
In another 10 minute brain storming, press some extreme action points for your storyline. Spend 10-minute browsing through your storyline to emphasize the parts you think work. Take all these with you when you make your last cut and see if your storyline doesn't get firmer, crankier and more fun.
The meaning of the win for me.....
When I won the award in April this year, there was a big suprise and thankfulness, but mostly it was and is a lasting feeling of unbelief. But I wasn't even jittery before the game was announced because I thought there was no way I could win. It gave me enough writing and reading space, which is the wealthiest gift, and I can already see that this is a worthwhile investing.
This award enabled me to pursue my inquisitiveness into an area that would otherwise have been impenetrable. I' m always working on new novels. I am now Principal of the Michener Center for Workers in Austin, Texas, and I work with the best aspiring authors in the world.
For the next, I really expect it will be the same: a year of read and write history. I' m delighted to have won the Sunday Times EFG Best Auction. It was not as surprising as I could have been, as another of my tales had been selected two years earlier.
It' worth the cash and recognition, but whether I have an outside confirmation or not, I'll keep it. Some of my favorite authors and buddies, among them one of my early teacher Elizabeth McCracken, were selected, so the prize was one of the unique events. I have always devoted my entire professional life to both the long forms and the abbreviated one.
To an author with kids and a full-time position, spending more and more means more writing hours. I have often told my boyfriends that if I had had the means, I would have provided support to authors with kids for child care and homekeeping. The STEFG Prize is a highlight for a storyteller.
The prize not only brings new audiences into a shape with a profound and lavish heritage, it also provides a glittering galery in which the best historians of today can present their works. I' m not new at the present point in my work, but the STEFG Awards have an intensive research and testimony phase for a planned venture that would otherwise have been inconceivable.
As far as cash is concerned, I believe that authors generally always buy the same thing with prizes - they buy it. My first movie is named Dark Lies the Island and Ian Fitzgibbon will start filming soon.
One does not just compose brief tales in the hopes of fame - one has to like work. Truly, most a novelist can expect is that a foreigner leaves his own life for an entire lesson and enters the life you have invented: a place that existed only in speech, only in fantasy.
Flying across the sea, taking the Oxford parade, sitting at the same desk as authors who have most of the books on my bookshelves, letting us enjoy speed-walking waiter grilled tournaments of veal in a glass of claret and estragon reducer - all this just because a lot of authors have been writing a lot of shorts - that's a sensation that doesn't carry any kind of expression.
You' re caught between all the sparkling talents and think: shortstays are important to everyone in this room. I was able to stay in a small penthouse during this trip and make some significant improvements. It' been a great pleasure to receive the Sunday Times EFG Best Tale in its first year.
A new novel, Risks (MacLehose), was released just after I won the award.