Short Story Composition - A Myth
Yet one of my stories starts with the birth of the hero. Like a Charles Dickens novel but only half as long. No wait, make that one one hundredth as long. This story got published.
How about a variation on this rule? Start where things get interesting.
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Writing three short stories now (along with three novels for balance). One of them is flash fiction. No idea where to get that published. I want to submit it for an award eventually. Not because it's that good, just because if a few hundred words are going to cause me that much trouble, then I should get something out of it. Are there paying markets for flash fiction? That'd be cool.
Two other stories have to do with New England. Putting together the story seems easy enough. Making it clear that the location is important is a little more difficult. We'll see if any of this pans out.