How to Write a Short Story (Part 3) | Behind the Scenes Writing Vlog #12

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Hello Writers and Book Lovers!


After the last video blog, I had finally got around to adding more notes to my fourth draft checklist. I was all prepared and had all my spreadsheets plus scrivener opened. And, that’s when I realised I hadn’t finished writing the first draft of my crime thriller short story, The Lawn.


So, this is officially the third instalment in my how to write a short story series.


In this twelfth Behind the Scenes writing vlog, I discuss:

  • My writing and revision plans for the week.
  • Some exciting podcast-related purchases.
  • An idea for a tech-related video on podcasting for writers (let me know if you want me to film this).
  • Writing the final two scenes of a short story.
  • If I stuck to these new writing plans and finished the scenes.
  • How I’m choosing to end my crime thriller short story.
  • The importance of writing to Genre even in short stories.
  • Writing and revising the first draft of a story at the same time.
  • A short update on revising my story, the Lawn.
  • Mistakes I’ve made as I outlined The Lawn.
  • How I write scenes.
  • And, how many scenes in a chapter.



If you loved this writing blog then check out parts one and two in the short story writing mini-series.


Thanks for watching.


Amelia xx


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Amelia D. Hay

Amelia D. Hay

I’m Amelia. I write amateur sleuth mystery novels under the pen name A. D. Hay and I’m the author of The Candidate, The Locked Room, The Lawn, Suspicion and Duplicity. I’m also the host of the Mystery Novel Nerd Podcast and The Authorpreneur Podcast™️. Right now, I’m writing the first novella in a cozy mystery series, and writing the third book in the James Lalonde Mystery Series. When I’m not writing, hosting my podcasts or coaching aspiring authors, I love to travel around Europe with my Husband, drink tea, and eat pizza.

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