5 Things I’ve Learned From Submitting A Short Story


1. Write everything down.

I’ve found over time, that I write my best stuff when I write it out longhand on paper and then import it into the computer. Some people are also the same way, while others are completely the opposite.

My point with this step is make sure you write everything down. It doesn’t have to be perfect at the beginning.

Never written a short story?

2. Get a group of supporters. 

I love that I have a group of supporters. They really are wonderful. Another good term for them is “people who are willing to give you a kick in the butt and remind you to work on it”.

It’s nice, when you are going about your life and you are reminded by people of your projects. It makes you live up to your word and stay accountable. If you said you were writing a short story.

Write it.

Finish it.

Ship it.

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How to Write Short Stories

Short stories are definitely quite a bit shorter and easier to finish in a shorter amount of time. They are also good small projects to do in between your bigger projects.Writing, short stories, Devin Berglund, amwriting

If you didn’t see last week’s post “7 Secrets To Getting Your Novel Beta Reader Ready be sure to check it out. I have a free editable document – a beta reader questionnaire. Here is the link.

Have you ever wanted to write a short story? Writing short stories is actually a lot of fun, but they can also be a lot of work. I actually find them a lot harder than writing a novel.

“But, Devin… isn’t a short story, supposed to be easier? Since it’s shorter?”
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NaNo Survival Kit & My Writer’s Group Update

As you all know, I recently started a writer’s group with another lady in the FM area. It was lovely to gather with others who love to write! I want to share with you some things I learned about setting up the first meeting for a writer’s group. Keep reading though, because after I am sharing my NanoWrimo Survival Kit and a blog tour schedule for this week! I will update my webpage tomorrow with the full schedule for October 20th-31st!

Things to do for a great first writer’s group meeting:

1.) Meet up in a nice comfortable place
2.) Introduce yourselves, so you feel comfortable with everyone.
3.) Be sure to mention if you’ve been in a writing group before and share how your other ones were run and figure out what you and the others want from the group meetings.
4.) Just be open with everyone. Share your knowledge and they will share theirs.

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Short Story – The Collectibles

The Collectibles – a Short Story

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Four were still needed to complete his collection. He had already collected a few. They looked at him from on top of his desk. He gently tapped each of them on the head with his crooked finger. Their heads bobbed back and forth to life until they weren’t moving anymore. He laughed and grabbed his white phantom mask and his black cape before leaving the house.

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