At the moment, I’m working on a short story that I want to submit to a literary magazine. Short stories are not my forte but over the last year, I’ve been practicing by writing a few. Almost all of them have gone unfinished. I’ve only written a few flash fictions (both on this blog and outside of it) and short stories that I like. However, the more I practice the more I feel confident about writing them. I feel like short stories are kind of neglected and overlooked. The novel seems to be looked at as the ultimate goal for the writer. It makes me wonder though–which form do you find more difficult to write? Short stories or novels? Which do you prefer and why? Continue reading “Monday Minute: Short Stories vs. Novels”
What stories are your favourites? What novels have stuck with you enough to influence your writing? Continue reading “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Richard Peck”
What makes a great and memorable character? Is it their actions, their bravery or their background stories?
I believe it’s a combination of many elements that all come together like a mosaic to form a colorful character that comes to life off the page.