Lots of people have ideas of how to become a better writer. Ray Bradbury said to write a new short story every week, that at the end of the year you’d have 52 stories, and they couldn’t be all bad.
A blogger, whose name and blogpost I have misplaced, said to read a short story every day. It’s a great way to learn story structure and more.
I have proof that’s true from my years of homeschooling my kids. I had them good literature so they would learn to write well. It worked.
I started doing both the reading and writing on July 1. I grabbed an old copy of 52 Great American Short Stories off the bookshelf in the living room, and started with that.
Last night, I finished the rough of short story #1 called St. Pete, and today I started the rough of short story #2, tentatively called She Won’t Swing.
I’m looking for suggestions for short stories to read. Got any?
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