Short Story Project: Week 1
We begin with stories about jobs and occupations
Welcome to the official start of the Short Story Project. I’m glad you’re here! I’m also glad I’m here. I love writing picture books and I love stretching beyond the sorts of stories I’ve written before.
Here is the schedule for the Short Story Project themes:
September 12: Jobs and Occupations
September 19: Foundational Myths and Everyday Magic
September 26: Fun!
October 3: Voice (and finding your own)
Each week, I’ll give you a list of short stories and their links, along with a brief description. It’s possible you and I have different taste in stories. I included a story if it did one of these things: made me feel something, surprised me, I couldn’t stop thinking about it (even if I wasn’t sure I liked it), or I wanted to immediately adapt it into a picture book.
You can choose whether to read one short story or more than one. Go with your gut. Choose a story you have a reaction to. Maybe a description will make you say, “Yes! That!” or “Ew, what?” Start with those stories.
Here is how this process works for me. You can, of course, adapt it to your own process. But two elements are important: allowing yourself undistracted work time, and noticing what you notice.
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