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How to start–the short story

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    Gloria Lee McMillan

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    What method work best for you to start a short story?  I have just had some productive use of the famed US writer Ray Bradbury’s “vomit in the morning, clean up in the afternoon” method. (Author of _Fahrenheit 451_, _The Martian Chronicles_, _The Illustrated Man_, etc.)  Just allow your unconscious to disable edit mode by starting with some word or phrase.  I used “waxy build-up” yesterday and came out with a finished story that had a plot and everything.

    Other people favor outlining first.  Let’s share methods and support each other’s creative ventures in this New Year.

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