December 10, 2019

How to Expand Your Story Idea: Flash, Short Story and Novel Examples

How to Write Fiction: How to Build onto Existing Stories and Ideas with examples!

Do you have an idea you love, but it's not really long enough for the word count you or a publisher wants?  Or did you start writing a novel to find you've only got the meat for a short story?

Join Author and Teacher Holly Lisle and myself (host, Rebecca Galardo) as we both build from a single prompt.  Holly creates live while I built mine  the night before the recording the episode.  Holly creates three different ideas (a flash fiction storyline, a short fiction story line and what could be a novel or series storyline) while I take the same idea from the one prompt and add bits and pieces to it to create all three length storylines required.

Added request: If possible, come up with your own work and share with us in the forums.  We love to see what you guys come up with.

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