I'm thrilled to participate.
I have a BA in English Literature and Classical Literature which I draw on for my novel writing, but I also have a diploma in Professional Writing (English, Fiction, and Freelance Journalism), from International Correspondence Schools (Australia), so I decided to talk about the five, three and two tiered plot framework, I learned about, there, regarding the short story. There are lists and links to make gathering the essential ingredients easier.
You'll find Annie's blog and my post at http://slowandsteadywriters.blogspot.com.
Orphaned, lonely and bullied little Billy battles to survive but his stubborn streak and false friends result in his failure to thrive. Billy needs a miracle. Without it he will die.
Short Chapter Book for middle graders. $2.50
Perfect Bianca has discovered a flaw, which if discovered by the Rulers, will cost her her life. For the past year she has hidden her restlessness by means of the ingenious birthday present her husband provided. Now, on her thirty-third birthday her primative behaviour and thought patterns have returned; stronger and more dangerous.
SF -Mainstream-Short story $2.50
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