#shortstory

Tips for Writing Short Stories

  Short stories offer the opportunity to practice the craft of writing. They don’t take months or years to complete, and the sense of accomplishment once you finish is satisfying. Short stories also provide a chance to explore genres you might not otherwise try. Here are some tips if you would like to write your own: Figure out the basic plot. Short stories are usually 3,500 words or less, so you’ll need to make every [...]

By |2020-06-11T08:14:57-04:00June 11th, 2020|Mo Learning|0 Comments

The Bertie -Short Story Contest Winners!

  The Mafia Family loves everything middle-grade - middle grade books and middle grade authors - so imagine how excited we were to judge a contest by authors in middle school! The Bertie, a short-story contest for 11-13 year olds, was founded by Mafia member, Lisa Lewis Tyre. The contest was named after Bertie, a grandmother, who is one of the most beloved characters in her book, LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS. All [...]

By |2016-05-14T14:29:27-04:00May 15th, 2016|Writing Contests|2 Comments