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#1404

Hardest? Learning how to prune a story down to just a scene or two and then grow that part only.
The easiest? I didn’t find that one yet, but the most fun is finding a pic to match the story and title and then joining them all together in unholy matrimony! I really enjoy myself with that, especially when a pic gets down on its knees and begs me to take it away from the hoi polloi.


#1405

The 500 word weekend-write-in prompt for Feb 22 2019 is now available:

[The 500 Word Weekend Write-In]

500 words, with a new prompt every Friday. Everybody is welcome!


#1406

Congrats on the new job!


#1407

Thanks! Now I just gotta figure out how to balance it and writing. Might be hard for a while, but there’s no reason I can’t do it.


#1408

Lunch hours are a great time for getting out the notebook and scribbling a few words.


#1409

I’m sure that’s true, though I only get half an hour for lunch I am pretty sure. I can still try it though, I eat pretty quickly and should have a few minutes to spare.


#1410

Even if it’s just notes, it’s worthwhile. I never go anywhere without a notebook or two.


#1411

Yeah, I keep a notebook with me too usually. Especially since in my last job, there would be days when I had nothing to do so I needed something to write or draw in


#1412

I write short stories!


#1413

Join the club!


#1414

I’ve just started to wade into the water on Wattpad, and as of now, all my work is in short/flash fiction. I’ve been looking for others who do the same, so I’d love to be a part of this community.


#1415

gladly:)


#1416

Welcome to the group! You might want to check out my post from yesterday, in this thread (or look for the 500 word weekend write-in discussion thread in genre clubs/short story). We run a weekly flash fiction challenge that you might enjoy.


#1417

@authormsmiller @SkyeSweven
Welcome to the community! Any particular kind of short stories you like? Also, would you like to be tagged when things happen?


#1418

Weekly Check-In

How has writing gone this week?

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#1419

Quite good, actually. Three short stories up and posted.

I feel quite good about that. Well, it makes up for the recurrence of the old rugby injury.


#1420

Slower than I’d like. I’ve only gotten 10 pages into my next episode due to other work


#1421

10 pages is still 10 pages more.


#1422

Very true


#1423

Writing has once again been pretty slow this week. I have a new character writing though, I should be working on chapter 1 today