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I need to practice my writing and get the hang of writing a short story. So I've decided to write a collection of short stories in different genres. Now the real question is how many short stories should I write. I'll be plotting got ideas for the short story. It's been a very long time since I written a short story and I am rusty. So I will start off simple with ten short stories and see if I can work my way from there.


Anything you want to say to this. Feel free to speak. I'll write a novel after I am done with this short story collection. So I am saving all of your advice until then.


Enjoy!!!
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You remind me of my thought process on writing when I was in middle school.

Just write. It's that simple. It doesn't have to have any structure, it doesn't have to be grammatically correct, it doesn't have to be for anybody. That's how you get better. By doing it enough.
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UnRavel1 wrote:

You remind me of my thought process on writing when I was in middle school.

Just write. It's that simple. It doesn't have to have any structure, it doesn't have to be grammatically correct, it doesn't have to be for anybody. That's how you get better. By doing it enough.


Sure thing.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I need to practice my writing and get the hang of writing a short story. So I've decided to write a collection of short stories in different genres. Now the real question is how many short stories should I write. I'll be plotting got ideas for the short story. It's been a very long time since I written a short story and I am rusty. So I will start off simple with ten short stories and see if I can work my way from there.


Anything you want to say to this. Feel free to speak. I'll write a novel after I am done with this short story collection. So I am saving all of your advice until then.


Enjoy!!!


Just write one. If you get ideas for other stories while you're writing it, jot the ideas down somewhere but return to the one you are writing.

Most writers don't set out to write a collection. They.write a few stories one at a time that happen to get collected at some point.

I feel like you are just avoiding the actual writing task at hand getting bogged down with thoughts not relevant to it. Stop thinking about bigger plans. Start writing instead.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I need to practice my writing and get the hang of writing a short story. So I've decided to write a collection of short stories in different genres. Now the real question is how many short stories should I write. I'll be plotting got ideas for the short story. It's been a very long time since I written a short story and I am rusty. So I will start off simple with ten short stories and see if I can work my way from there.


Anything you want to say to this. Feel free to speak. I'll write a novel after I am done with this short story collection. So I am saving all of your advice until then.


Enjoy!!!


Just write one. If you get ideas for other stories while you're writing it, jot the ideas down somewhere but return to the one you are writing.

Most writers don't set out to write a collection. They.write a few stories one at a time that happen to get collected at some point.

I feel like you are just avoiding the actual writing task at hand getting bogged down with thoughts not relevant to it. Stop thinking about bigger plans. Start writing instead.


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