5 Criteria For Creating Successful Story Goals

In last week’s blog entry, I discussed the importance of Great characters to carry the plot for your short story by creating story goals. So, it logically follows that this week, I would focus on a few ways you can use to create successful story goals and keep your readers glued to the page. 5Continue reading “5 Criteria For Creating Successful Story Goals”

Every Good Story has A GREAT Character

With the announcement about the upcoming Anthology of Short Stories for Indie Authors, I find myself thinking about what it takes to put together a story. In the case of the short story, the writer is forced to create a hero who is three-dimensional. The success of the story rests firmly on the shoulders ofContinue reading “Every Good Story has A GREAT Character”

What makes a good short story?

Over the next few months, I will be featuring ideas about writing the Short Story. As some of you know, I’m working with Adams Creative Solutions on the 2020 Indie Author Short Story Anthology. We are hoping to gather forty short stories from authors that range from 500 to 5000 words. The criteria to submitContinue reading “What makes a good short story?”

2020 Short Story Anthology

Anthology Details There is a $40 Entrance Fee to cover costs of Editing, Proofreading, and Formatting (some scholarship funds are available to qualified entrants) The purpose of this Anthology is to give Authors of Short Stories a Place to publish their work. All submissions due by May 31, 2020 One-half of the entrance fee isContinue reading “2020 Short Story Anthology”

Calling All Short-Story Authors!

For more information, Email patty@mustangpatty1029.com Would you like to get your BEST short story put into an Anthology of Facebook writers? My Partner company, ‘Adams Creative Solutions,’ is putting together an Anthology of Short Stories. Submissions are open to the writers and groups I’m a part of as ‘Mustang Patty Talks.’

Do you want to be a Writer?

I think it’s safe to say that if you follow my blog or belong to any of the Facebook groups I’m a part of, then you want to know more about the writing process. According to national statistics, approximately 89% of the populace wants to write a book—they are sure they have something to say.Continue reading “Do you want to be a Writer?”

Decided to move my site to WordPress

Started a new challenge from a mentor: 1000 words a day for 28 days Writing every day isn’t anything new to me. It is, however, something new that I’m actually going to keep track of how much I write. Sure, some days I will work on my blog and some days I will work onContinue reading “Decided to move my site to WordPress”