Story in a week- Day 4

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10 May 2018
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4-13899.jpg How to write a short story in 7 days
Follow our step-by-step programme to produce a finished, edited piece of creative writing in a week.

Write a short story in seven days

Follow our step-by-step programme to produce a finished, edited piece of creative writing in a week.

You can write a story of your own choosing or if you’d prefer set guidelines, we suggest a story between 2,000 and 2,500 words on one of the following themes: a journey; the moment that changed everything; an encounter with a stranger.

 

Day 4. Writing time: Get started

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Now it’s time to get writing. Your task today is to sit down and write a first draft of at least 1,000 words of your story.

Open a new document and start typing. Follow the plot points you made yesterday, and aim to get to the middle of your story in today’s session. Don’t worry if you don’t like your beginning. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. Don’t worry if your characters don’t quite come to life, or your dialogue ring true. Once you have written words, you’ll have something to work on. Today’s job is all about getting the words down.

Aim to have written a good half of your story by the end of today. Return again tomorrow for Day 5.