52 (Short Stories) in 52 (Weeks)

52 (Short Stories) in 52 (Weeks)

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Martha Bechtel By MarthaBechtel Updated Dec 12, 2017

'Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.' - Ray Bradbury

I've joined the madness over on the NaNoWriMo thread, but I don't think I'm going to make it to 52 unless I write a lot of drabbles. I'm aiming for flash fiction of roughly five thousand words or less and I want to use this as a way to learn how to outline properly.

I will be working only in established universes, since I am trying to build out the online bookshelves over on Martha.net.

Current plan is: Outline (Day 1&2), Rough Draft (Day 3&4), Editing (Day 5&6), Formatting and posting (Day 7).

I have no idea if this will work, so I'll be adjusting my game plan as I go. For those weeks when life gets away from me, I'm going to do a drabble, since I can normally pull one of those from rough to polished in a few hours.

Days 1, 2, 5, and 6 will be MuseFic, as that's my normal method of hashing out stories. Days 3 and 4 will have the rough draft and Day 7 will have the final.

  • 52in52
  • apocalypse
  • baronverse
  • demons
  • drabble
  • fanfiction
  • fantasy
  • flashfiction
  • ghosts
  • marvelcinematicuniverse
  • musefic
  • sciencefiction
  • shortstory
  • stargateatlantis
  • storybuilding
  • urbanfantasy
  • werecritters
  • werewolves
  • worldbuilding

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