13 short stories in 2013
You can call it one-per-month with an extra if you want. I’ll probably pace myself that way. But the rule is a new short story counts toward the 13 but a revision of anything written before 2013 doesn’t.
(This rule is for me since I have four unfinished stories that need work.)
Can’t recycle ‘em. Gotta start fresh.
I’ll post links to your stories on the monthly 2013 Short Story Challenge Check Up entry on THIS BLOG.
If we’re serious about getting better at something, we need a plan to study and practice that something. Someday I’ll tell you how I learned football and became a better cook.
Here are some books I requested from the Richland County Public Library to start my short story study:
Homeland and Other Stories, Barbara Kingsolver
What We Won’t Do, Brock Clarke
Carrying the Torch, Brock Clarke
Rock Springs, Richard Ford
The Granta Book of the American Short Story, Richard Ford
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, edited by Dave Eggers