May is Short Story Month, but October is Short Story Writing Month

Last year two writer friends suggested a short story writing month during which we wrote daily to see how many drafts we could produce to work on throughout the year. The first month I generated a number of flash and one long story that I still need to complete and edit. The second challenge, which was the brainchild of an Internet writing friend, was less successful.

This year my writing group has the collective goal of writing four short pieces during October, starting today. This should provide material to workshop throughout the year.  All of us are also writing, rewriting, or editing longer works. Each of us is to take a turn with prompts.

To start, Brian posted a motivational piece on FB–An Invocation for Beginnings. I don’t think he’s shared this on his blog, (The Weird World of B.K. Winstead,) so I’m sharing it here. It has great advice about getting started, about critiquing, and creativity, with only a few odd statements and a sprinkling of four letter words. And an advertisement, unfortunately.  The Weird Worldhas lots of interesting posts on writing, too.

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  1. The October Challenge | The Weird World of B. K. Winstead

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