- October 5 Story Chat – “Puddles” by Hugh Roberts
- October Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- November Story Chat – “Broaching the Subject” by Doug Jacquier
- November Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- December Story Chat – Cathy Cade
- December Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- January Story Chat – Geoff Le Pard
- January Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- February Story Chat – KL Caley
- February Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- March Story Chat -waiting for an author’s original story.
- March Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- April Story Chat -waiting for an author’s original story.
- April Story Chat Summary – comments woven into a narrative or categories
- May Story Chat – Charli Mills – creator of Carrot Ranch home of the 99- word Flash Fiction challenge
- June – September waiting for an author’s original story
- Your unpublished fiction stories 500 – 1,000 words submitted on a Word or Google Doc of any genre except erotica.
- You may reblog or link a new or follow-up post to your story on Always Write at any time during the month.
- Please check “no comments” on you post so that all comments become part of the “Story Chat Summary” are published on Always Write.
- By submitting your story to this blogging event you give your permission to have your story appear in a possible Story Chat Anthology at the end of the year.
- You retain the rights to publish them later in full on your blog, revise and turn into a full length novel, or submit to another publication provided that the publisher knows the story may become part of an anthology.
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Comments are credited to the blogger and may be summarized or parts left out to create a narrative of the Story Chat Summary towards the end of each month. Links to all participants are included in the Story Chat Summary.
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- Stories are submitted by email on a Word or Google Doc free from spelling and grammar errors (English, Australian, African, and American spellings and punctuations reflect the author’s country, not mine.)
- This is a G-rated site. Other than erotica, most genres are accepted.
- You should have a website to promote your story and respond to comments.
- Please comment on other Story Chats before and after your story appears. Comments may be constructive but always encouraging. Remember we are a group of friends
- For help getting started follow the Carrot Ranch TUFF Rodeo Model to get your story writing started. 99 word story – two 9-word summaries, rewrite the 99 word story. Then write your story of 500-1,000 words. If you’ve already written your story, work backwards until you have two 99-word stories and two 9-word stories based on your original, then make changes.
- Give your stories an interesting twist.
- Develop your characters’ senses of humor.
- Most of all have fun with it.
- “How to Get Your Short Story in front of a New Audience”
- Story Chat #Support
- Story Chat: Building Your Confidence One Short Story at a Time
- New Story Chat Announcement
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