Writing short stories.
How ridiculous does it get to get?
First. What is a short story?
A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a “single effect” or mood. In so doing, short… Continue reading
This plot idea is yours to use as you see fit. I recommend you modify it to suit your own style and ideas. You can use it to write a short story, a novel or whatever else you may wish. Let me know in the comment section if it is something you like and want to see more of. And if you actually publish something based on this plot idea please let me know!
Who are the main characters?
Jamie Shaw is a young man very much in love with Amber Hansen. The two are a young couple who are… Continue reading
Last night I started testing the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Android app. This allows you to use your phone as a wireless microphone. This is a great stopgap solution, but it still feels weird talking to my computer through my phone. Maybe I’m just slightly too old to be one of those who might as well have their phone surgically implanted to their chin.
Originally, I ordered Dragon NaturallySpeaking with a USB headset included in the package. That headset is by far the best I’ve used with the software. Unfortunately, my son found several interesting uses for it as a toy when… Continue reading