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“As Far As a Former Prisoner Can Go” by Charli Mills

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Submission Guidelines

  • Your unpublished fiction stories of 500 – 1,000 words with a 10% leeway submitted on a Word or Google Doc of any genre except erotica.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 your post so that all comments become part of the “Story Chat Summary” that is 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 them into a full-length novel, or submit them 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.

Writing Guidelines

  • Contact me to get my email.
  • 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 backward 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.


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