This is the Cabin Short Story for Scratch Writing Camp 2017! This camp runs from June 19th - July 6th.
Welcome to the Cabin! Please feel free to talk about anything writing related in the comments, and introduce yourselves to others!
Link to main studio: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3895152/
Created by: @Candylanguagegirl
MEMBERS (Writing buddies are grouped together. Those of you who have music notes will not have writing buddies.):
Leader: @smartcutecandy (Will be gone July 7th-10th. I do not have a writing buddy just because I want every camper to have one.)
@zeldatransformed (Comments closed on profile. May or may not have wifi.)
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☼ - You replied, and are committed!
#1: Short stories are generally centered around certain themes. The characters' experiences will change them for better or for worse. Think about themes that you'd like to incorporate into your writing. ( @oceanatic)
#2: Ditch the adverbs! Essays are where those words belong, not stories! They don't describe too well, and many popular authors have advised against them. ( @smartcutecandy.)
#3: This really is more stats than a tip, but the average word count for a chapter of a YA novel is 4,280 words. The average chapter count is 22-23, and the average word count for the whole novel is 55,000 - 79,999. ( @smartcutecandy)
#4: Please try to not use words other than said, replied, interrupted, and basic words like that to modify dialogue. It's better to use minimal describing because it slows readers down, and actually makes your dialogue sound less natural. Just focus on writing good quality dialogue and you won't even need those modifiers.