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Knight

Registered: 03-2007
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I'm beginning to think...


That I'm not cut out for writing stories under a thousand words. I just got another rejection today where they liked everything, but thought the story needed filled out more. On the other hand, I'm doing some things right, so maybe I should just keep trying. emoticon I'll quit whining now and get back to work. emoticon

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Lady of the Land

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Re: I'm beginning to think...


Remember Mark Twain? I think he said that "if I had time, I would have shortened it further" - writing good short fiction is very hard.

Keep working on it, expand the story in question, and send it out again. Best of luck! emoticon

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That's a nice quote from Mark Twain and she's right, all you can do is but try to go that way then, see if it helps. emoticon
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Knight of Honor

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Re: I'm beginning to think...


quote:

tryingtowrite wrote:
they liked everything, but thought the story needed filled out more. On the other hand, I'm doing some things right, so maybe I should just keep trying.


Well, why not try "filling it out", like they suggest. If you're not good -- yet! -- at writing very short stories, try writing a middle-length one first. Then, once you've proved you're good at that, you'll probably have a better idea of what can be cut, condensed, etc, to make a shorter story.

Good luck, Trying!

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Re: I'm beginning to think...


Thanks guys. I am going to keep working at it. emoticon I wasn't having a good day, then the rejection came... emoticon

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Yeah, they always come on the worst days...

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Sure seems like it sometimes. emoticon On the plus side it motivated me to start writing again. emoticon

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Well then some good came from the bad. emoticon
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Yep. emoticon

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