This month on Write or Die Tribe we will be focusing on what we can learn from the short story. No matter what type of writer you are, good writing involves movement, pace, climax, development - all aspects we can learn from short prose.
Short stories are great for helping develop plot and pacing since the writer has to get this done in 20 pages, as apposed to a 300 page within a novel. This allows the writer to focus on the important parts of a story, only telling the reader what they need to know in order to move the story along.
Each week will focus on a different sub-themes that will guide our writing prompts and exercises:
Week 1: Getting to Know your Characters
Week 2: Dialogue
Week 3: Rendering scenes
Week 4: Plot, putting it all together
For the month of April, we will continue thinking about short stories. The weekly prompts will build upon what we discussed in March to delve deeper into this genre.