☰ #52Weeks52Stories ★ Hollie Hausenfluck

My friend, Hollie Hausenfluck, recently posted the following on her blog about the new hashtag game on Twitter we are hosting together (#52Weeks52Stories):

I've quoted her blog post below to make sure I have all the facts right (wink).

"Many of you may be seeing my tweets about #52weeks52stories and wonder what the heck I'm talking about. Here's some more information on how it works and what it is.

What is #52weeks52stories?

#52weeks52stories is a challenge for writers of all genres to write 52 short stories in 52 weeks.

Why should I participate?

The goal of #52weeks52stories is to help writers improve their skills, make new connections, and most important, have fun.

How does it work?

The format is pretty flexible. I don't want to impose a lot of rules or restrictions, because this is supposed to be for fun. The basic idea is to start a short story on Monday. Revise on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And on Saturday, swap final stories with your partner.

How long do my stories need to be?

Again, this is for fun and I don't want to impose a lot of rules. I think anywhere between 1500-5000 words would suffice, but as long as you have a story it doesn't really matter.

What if I fall behind?

The goal is to write 52 stories in a year. It's ok if you miss a few weeks because you know, some of us have lives. There's no reason why you can't make those stories up.

What should I write about?

Whatever you want. There are no genre or content restrictions. Write what your little heart desires.
If you get stuck you can check out these amazing sci-fi writing prompts from the lovely Avrin Kelly here.
***awww, thanks Hollie***

Do I need a partner?

This is completely up to you. But, remember if you do pick a partner, they will be counting on you to help them with critiques.

Are there weekly meetings or check-ins?

On Sundays, I will post a graphic for you to share your progress using the hashtag #52weeks52stories. Also throughout the week, feel free to share some of your favorite lines or even links to your stories using the same hashtag.

What do I do with all these short stories?

The sky's the limit. Post them to your blogs, send them into competitions, enter for anthology submissions, start a new web series. I'm sure there are a lot more things you could do and this would totally be up to you.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun. Don't stress yourself out or be hard on yourself. Who knows, you might stumble upon something amazing. "

Wonderfully said, Hollie.

Want to read more by Hollie? Visit her blog here.
Find her on Twitter here.

And remember,

Keep your head up, you're doing fine.
And as always, happy reading and writing, 


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