David's new word "Promise" for the month of May. I have my poem "No Promise" up on ADULT "W.O.M." at http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/adult-word-of-the-month-poem
SHORT SHORT STORY - up to 2,000words
SHORT STORY - 2,000-8,000 words
NOVELLA - 8,000-40,000 words
NOVELS - 50,000 and up
CHECK PUBLISHERS GUIDELINES.
Check out http://www.kidsreads.com Read kid's book in the genre you want to write.
Learn by reading. Write down the parts used in the books you read.
Title: Is it interesting and why did they chose this title?
Main Character profile:
Secondary character profile:
Characters - think of them as actors in different setting on a stage or movie.
Point of view: Who is telling the story ?
- Third person is the narrator not a character in the story
- First person is a character in the story
Voices -how each character has his own in dialogue.
What conflict is created to make this story interesting?
The writer creates mood through setting, characters, and descriptive details.
What did you like or dislike about the book/story?
How many words?
What grade or age group?
Who is the publisher?
If you like the way the book was written check out this author's website
for more helpful insight.
A very good book on this for beginners is "Extraordinary Short Story Writing" by
Information on self-publishing http://self-publishingresources.com