DRAFT BY DRAFT / Table of Contents
 
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DRAFT BY DRAFT: ONE SHORT STORY FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

Introduction 

Developing the Idea and Starting to Write 

Tinkering with the Opening 

Continuing the First Draft 

The Next Few Writing Sessions 

What Next? 

Writing the Turn