Writing Oneshots

There’s been a little bit of confusion about our topic for March / April 2013 issue of Femnista, so let me make things clear: oneshots in fiction are short stories. This means if you sign up for the issue, you need to pick a movie / television show / literary character that you love, and come up with a short story (under 900 words) for that issue.

Oneshots generally take a moment in time and elaborate on it, for example…

Major Crimes: Sharon finds Rusty in the middle of a nightmare (this oneshot was written by a friend of mine)

Harry Potter: Professor Lupin’s first transformation into a … well, you know

North & South: inside Margaret Hale’s head when she first figures out she “wuvs” Mr. Thornton

Downton Abbey: Mary’s thoughts the morning she prepares for her wedding

Etc. Etc.

This is a chance for you to live inside the head of your favorite character. I’m hoping we get enough material to fill the issue, otherwise I’ll announce another theme (most likely animated Disney films) to replace it after the first of the year.

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