ISWG: There’s No Place Like Home

It’s ISWG day today. Every month a question is posted for insecure writers and this time it’s:

If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

My Answer:

Home. As much as I’d like to travel the world and live the life of a digital nomad, I’d probably end up spending ALL my time exploring a new place instead of writing.


Currently Reading:

I’m still midway through ‘Tell Tale’ by Jeffrey Archer and have also started ‘SOLO – Survival Guide for Creative Freelancers’ by Palle Schmidt.


Last Month:

August was a little busier than usual. I posted my first ISWG post, participated in the WEP and took part in a short story contest!


A Quick Question:

What’s the best way of sustaining a plot for a short story (beginning, middle, end) without it feeling stretched?

18 thoughts on “ISWG: There’s No Place Like Home

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    You’re right, there’s no place like home.
    I look at short stories as parts of larger stories that stand alone and represent the essence of the overall message. When I write one, I treat it like a book chapter but with a clear intro, climax, and sense of closure. Not sure if that helps at all, I’m a bit of an odd writer.

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  2. Glad you’re part of the IWSG. I don’t have much experience with short stories, but make sure the protagonist has plenty of obstacles in his/her way and I think you’ll be fine. Oh, and a big twist in the middle, too,.

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  3. Writing at home definitely has its advantages! I’m not good with short stories, so I don’t have any advice there. Still trying to figure it out myself!

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  4. I’m also a homebody. Because I’m easily distracted, I would definitely explore more than write if I were anywhere else. I write short stories and agree with what Ken said about having obstacles in the protagonist’s way. Also, you need to have a pretty solid plot. Welcome to the group, it’s nice to meet you!

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