Writing your first Short StoryWrite your first short story
Are you going to do it? Writing a short story first
One of The Commodore's heroes, Joe Bunting of The Commodore Practice, has released a short story entitled Let's Watch A Short Story! This is a fast-printing independent author's paradigm, eBooks in abundance and too many self-published writers hunting for a dollar, a title I can tell you in all honesty that is long indue.
I' ve been following Joe's work for a few month (I know I was a little too tardy at the party), but I had the fun working with him through a visiting contribution a while back, and more recently through e-mail. As with his new pamphlet, Joe is a down-to-earth, to the point (in a good way), and he really knows his work.
I didn't even realise Joe didn't even author the script for these guys. Last weeks I post about using story telling in your writing - whether it is invention or not - and how the best material we are reading tends to include tales. But the first real insight I had from this reality came in the 7th form.
In any case, he used the best tales. There are no ledgers, no tasks, no homework. Just his story. He kept his tales with me. All of them were instructed in a short story style, a simplified three-act game. All the best storybook I' ve ever studied is also done this way, and all literature is done with the story in front and in the middle.
I wrote a novel, and so I was inclined to think that I was "above" the whole "short story" universe. Really, I just didn't get it. so I had no clue what this was about. However, when I was reading Joe's textbook, I stood in the centre.
When I laid it down, I opened Scrivener and began to write a short story about a young man who was lost in the forest and had to surviv. It' very Hatchet-meets-My-side of the mountain, but I used to love it. The longer I did was more concise, story-focused, and it was simpler to put the words aside.
Get Joe's script, Let'sWriteA Short Story, and get to read it. Then try not to make a short story - I wager you can't! Then when you are writing something, be it a manuscript about musical theories or a frenzied novel, use the principle in his story to advance your story.