This evening I’ll be going out to another short story reading event, and it’s got me thinking about the audiences we write for.
Tonight’s story is adapted from one I wrote a while ago. I’m very happy with how it reads on the page, but when it comes to reading it aloud, I found I needed to cut a lot of description, tighten up the examples, lose some of the more languid language.
This month all the prompts will encourage you to try writing (or adapting) a short story with a specific audience in mind.
Write A Story Designed To Be Performed Out Loud
- Take a story you wrote in the past and try to cut it down for a 7 minute reading slot. For me, this works out to somewhere around 1,000-1,100 words Continue reading “[Write On Wednesday] Write To Read”