That isn’t a statement it’s a question. If you are reading this for advice sorry I don’t have a clue. I have written one short story for a competition. I enjoyed writing it, there was a word limit so easy to know how long it should be. I showed it to my writer friend who was less than complimentary about it. I did a bit or re-writing but then lost my nerve and didn’t send it off. I still have it I suppose there is always next year.
I now have six outlines for short stories but I haven’t mustered the nerve to write them yet. I know they need the same elements of a novel and have to contain character development, conflict, mystery and twists but in a more condensed form. I have read some brilliant ones in blogs, some just 20 words long. Reading those has made me even more scarred to have a go myself.
Next weekend I shall put my best chin forward (I have more than one) and hold my best leg up (the veins are shot) and write one of them. Any tips and advice before that momentous event would be greatly appreciated.