Story in a week- Day 7

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13 May 2018
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7-64400.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 7. The finishing line

It’s nearly there, but your story deserves a final polish. So print it out again and read through yesterday’s edits. Is there anything else you’ve noticed that could be improved? At this stage these will probably be tiny, finicky changes but they will make all the difference. Go back to your screen and make any necessary corrections. Then proof-read your story once more.

When you are happy that you have completed your story, research competitions and possible markets where you might submit it. Because – congratulations! – you have completed a new story. Now get it out there – and get on with the next one.

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Want to share what you have learnt from our 7 days? Share your story on our Facebook page and we'll pick a winner to feature on our website! 

Enter by Wednesday 16th May 2018