Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Apologies, my post is a little late. I've been entering some story competitions and unfortunately one size doesn't fit all.
One short story I wanted to enter into a 'Ghost Story' competition fitted into the requirements of the category, except for the word count. Should I forget entering, or do a rewrite?
I decided to do a rewrite, because I like the story, however it took me a little longer than I expected, because I didn't want to lose the integrity of the piece.
I carefully took it apart word by word, paragraph by paragraph. I do find it a little difficult to strip my stories back , however it's something that an author may be asked to do by their editor, or publisher.
I was eventually happy with the revamped work, so let's hope the judges are impressed too!