A First Draft POS — Journey of a Short Story Series

A Quick Note

This started out as the Journey of a Short Story and was originally posted as a serialized version of what is below. …


A Goal Without Action is Only a Dream

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I had something rather peculiar happen to me recently. Something I wasn’t expecting. But it was a completely necessary function to get my ass in gear. I just didn’t know it - until I did it.

I’d like to state that this…


The first draft of anything is sh*t — Hemingway (verified)

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I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and now that I have a little break from “creation” on my novel (meaning I’m doing more clean up than new writing), I’m finally getting off my ass to do this…


Writing Apps and Recommendations for Editing

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Welcome to Part 5 of Journey of a Short Story. This mini-series is following the journey of my short story Beta Model from first draft to a publishable/revised piece. Along the way I’m documenting my editing process.

Part 1 was the first draft.
Part 2…


The Road to Hell is Paved with Adverbs — Stephen King

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Welcome to Part 4 of Journey of a Short Story. This mini-series is following the journey of my short story Beta Model from first draft to a publishable/revised piece. Along the way I’m documenting my editing process.

Part 1


What is “Filtering” in a First Person story?

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This is part 3 of an ongoing series on the Journey of a Short Story (more links below).

Beta Model is written in first person. When writing in the first person point of view, you are providing information through the narrator’s field…


October 4th, 2021, the day EVERYONE had to find someplace other than Facebook to ‘mingle’.

It’s Dead — Finally

I find it a bit ironic after realizing that Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are all down, that I wanted to hop on Facebook and LOL the shit out of it… But… I can’t. …


Reading the Story Outloud “Edit”

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As mentioned in Journey of a Short Story — Part 1 (link below), the first bit of editing I do for short stories is the “out loud read”. …


The first draft is done…now what?

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In my first post, Journey of a Short Story — Prelude (link below) I talked about publishing a first draft short story (I serialized it) and then moving on to talk about next steps, what to do with the first draft POS in your…


Journey of a Short Story Series

A Quick Note

This story is final part of a series. To learn more about the series, there is a link at the bottom of the page to the main article. If you missed the previous days, click the link below to start at Day 1.

Beta Model (Conclusion)

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A. E. Engle

Author of the upcoming Darkness of the Northern Sky, writer, metalhead. http://darknessofthenorthernsky.com

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