Keep it short:
Tell it in 250 words or less.
Keep it conversational:
When you read your story aloud, does it sound like you would say it to a friend? Visualize a specific person as you‘re writing, then speak directly to that person. Read it to a friend.
Show. Don’t tell.
People are emotional beings. Use the people and relationships in your story to tap into your reader’s innate sense of empathy, and remind them of their own stories.
A picture says more than a thousand words. People love stories and they love pictures. Please include pictures with your story so we can share to social media.