There are several fictional story ideas that have been circulating the last several weeks. Below I have a list of my writing game plan I want to share:
- I have been writing a lot of haikus lately. I want to get back into poetry writing and set the best aside for a future collection. I do plan to publish a book with a collection of my poetry sometime in the next two years. I don’t have enough for a collection just yet.
- I know short stories don’t sell. I do enjoy reading them and wished I was better at writing them. Flash fiction is starting to become really popular now. I know this is a great test for writers. Flash fiction can be so difficult because you have so few words to tell a story. The challenge is great for writers. How do you tell a complete and entertaining story in less than 1,000 words? It’s fun to figure this out. I have entered pieces into flash fiction writing contests and never do well. My problem is creating atmosphere. Setting has always been an issue for my fiction writing. I write great dialogue and that’s about it. Another contest is coming up in December and I will enter and see how I do. I will be working on this piece for the rest of the November – making sure it is just right.
There you have it, folks. Those are some things I am working on – the writing game plan for the rest of this year going into 2016. I will follow up periodically with my progress.