How To Write A Short Story About Spheres

Contributed by on 27/04/12

1. Read other sphere-related short stories. Notable examples of stories about spheres include Whispering Spheres by R.R. Winterbotham, The Crystal Spheres by David Brin, and, of course, The Sphere by Andre M. Leger.

2. Decide what kind of sphere you wish to write about. Is it a mysterious sphere? An adventurous sphere? An erotic sphere? Choosing the right genre is an essential component in the success of your sphere-related short story.

3. Start typing. The best approach is to start at the beginning, and then keep typing until you get to the end. Alternatively, you can start at the end and work backwards, but this can make it harder to put the words in the right order.

4. Revise and edit your story. You need to ask yourself, ‘Is my story terrible?’ If the answer is yes, try to identify the parts of the story that make it terrible and then change them. If you do this at least three times then your story will no longer be terrible.

5. Show it to your friends. If you have friends whose opinions you trust, then you can show it to them and see what they think.  You may also wish to show them your short story. Be sure to choose friends who are already familiar with sphere related fiction. Someone who only reads dog-walking stories may be unduly harsh in their assessment.

6. After completing all these steps, you may wish to have a celebratory drink. What a good idea. I’ll have one too. Cheers!

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