How to Fan Your Short Story Idea Sparks into a Bright Fire

By Rayne Hall, @RayneHallPart of the Focus on Short Fiction SeriesJH: When you’ve learnt yourself to think “big” when creating story hypothesis, it can be hard to think “short.” Rayne Hall shares tips and questions on how to turns your thought activates into stories.How often have you thought, “I want to write a story about this”–and then waited for the muse to come? You may have visited an exciting sit, listened to a friend’s marriage dedicates, chuckled about a social media affix, or is known about an astonishing true-life event. These minds are like inspires, red-hot, bright and fascinating–but how do you get from thought to narrative, from a mere provoke to a light glow? Staring at the provoke, just wait the muse to come and fan it into a flame, rarely labours. The flickers die, and all that’s left is a cold crumb of ember. To build a fire, you need tinder( crinkled newspaper, birch husk, cotton wool missiles) which erupts when touched by a spark. Without tinder, you won’t get a flame, and without a glow, you can’t light-footed the kindle which establisheds the logs on fire. Continue ReadingWritten by Janice Hardy. Fiction-University.com

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