Writing 100 words

Writing a 100 Word Story – Holy Cow!

A few weeks back I handed in a 100-word story to a writing contest. A hundred words. That is one crazy number. How can you tell anything in 100 words? I just gave it a shot and it turned out pretty good. Along the way I noticed a few interesting things and learned more afterwards as flash fiction is quite an interesting art form. 

Alpha readers, beta readers

Beta and alpha readers. What are they?

As an aspiring writer, you will most likely hear it often: give your finished story to alpha and beta readers. It took me some googling and many episodes of Writing Excuses before I really grasped what alphas and betas are about. 

Simply put, alpha and beta readers are test readers. They are provided with a story and comment on errors that are still present within a narrative before it is sent to a publisher. In order words, alphas and betas help you to see the errors that you just aren’t able to see anymore. Continue reading “Beta and alpha readers. What are they?”

Write a Lot Short Time

6 Tips on How to Write a Lot in a Short Amount of Time

Time. There is always something to do and never enough moments during the day to actually get some writing done. I’ve been struggling with exactly that. There’s not going to be more time in a day and my schedule won’t change. However, there are different ways in which I can up my word count without needing more hours.