Hi Skye! So, I just came over from Elle's profile because she mentioned you in "something she was". I've been reading your one shots and I just want to say they are so fantastic! For just one shots, you can tell the characters have a lot of backstory and you put a lot of thought into the small story. My favorites are either "Why She Should Speak" or "The End of Them".
All your one-shots have actually inspired me to try and write a one-shot and I was wondering if you had any advice?
@sealevel I'm just like you when I'm writing! I'm a perfectionist and am very self-critical of my writing. Even now, the prelude of the story I'm currently planning is up on Wattpad and I'll read the summary every now and then and just want to take it down and redo the plot. Anyway, thank you for the advice! I'll definitely be finding some prompts on Google.
Thank you so much for reading! And with "Why She Should Speak" I didn't have to work hard for background because those characters weren't mine. That one shot was for a competition. But "The End of Them" is all mine.
I don't believe I'm a very good writer and honestly I haven't written much as you can see.
So this is kinda an obvious one but just keep on writing if you have ideas. Don't stop. For me when I stop and edit I end up criticizing my own work and I don't get far and I end up getting discouraged, and that's why most of the novels ideas I have don't work out for me anymore.
Another thing is to plan. Honestly, I hate planning but it's helpful. I make a list of characters I want and put possible traits and names. I also have a plot diagram of sorts and I describe what happens during the climax or resolution, etc.
You could go on google and find prompts related to a topic that you want to write about, such as love. It's a very good starting point.
And lastly, don't rush your story. Your story is a one-shot, a short story, so development may be tough. And also don't be so eager to post the first thing you've got.
Hope I helped! And thanks for voting!
Thank you! do it all on my phone. I use superimpose and phonto. The apps are easy to use and if you need help, there are tutorials online. I have an iPhone so I'm not sure if those apps are available for android.