Short Stories

A to Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

During the month of April I will be participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I joined in on the fun last year and wrote all about the Isle of Man and The Manx. Today, I am revealing my theme for the month. But first, a little about what this is.

The premise is to start blogging beginning April First with a blog topic themed on something with the letter A,Β then on April second another topic with the letterΒ B as the theme, and so on until the finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letterΒ Z. We skip every Sunday so we can all take a quick break and get ready for the next week.

My theme for this year will be little different from last year. I will take you A to Z with short stories. Recently, I became interested in writing short stories and have done a lot of research into the methods of writing them along with entering contests and making submissions. There is more to a short story than a quick read. My posts will cover everything from A, “All about a Short Story”, to Z, “Zebras Tell No Lies”, a short, short story.

During April you can expect to find a mix of stories along with posts on the research I have done. Readers will find the stories themselves to be the best part, so I will focus on those more than anything else.

Hang on to your virtual seats! It’s going to be a busy month.


If you are a blogger, and are interested in joining us, just click on the link below for more information.

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17 Comments on “Short Stories”

  1. Sounds like fun. Short stories are really more than a shorter form of novels. They have their own rhythms and their own strategies. I learned to write short stories before I ever wrote a novel. It was kind of intuitive, while Ihad to learn how to manage a novel.
    So I’m interested to see how you’ll handle the methodes of writing a short story πŸ™‚

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    • I’m actually writing something related to short stories everyday. I am going to try to make the majority of the posts a short story of some kind though. πŸ™‚


  2. I love the theme of short story posts so I look forward to visiting in April. I’m tackling what will be a single story for my A to Z – it might be 16,000 words when I’m finished. Not long enough for a novella, but too long for some short story guidelines.


    • Cool! I considered doing Flash Fiction, but decided to keep to shorts. I’m thinking I’ll have a post or two on flash though. You can’t really have one without a little of the other. Right? πŸ™‚

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  3. I love short stories (both reading and writing them), but the really good ones are sooo hard to write. Good luck with your posts, and I’ll be sure to pop back here in April. πŸ™‚

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