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How is writing a short story different than writing a novel?
These are tough questions to answer because there are as many types of short stories as there are types of novels. There are long short stories, short short stories, simple short stories, and complex short stories. Still, if you want to write a short storyhere are five steps to help you get started: Tweet this To find a few good short stories in your favorite genre, check out our free resource, 46 Literary Magazines to Submit To.
Summarize Your Short Story Before you begin writing, try a screenwriting trick known as loglines. A logline is a one sentence summary of your short story, its core, its essence.
A lonely, Southern woman is found dead and decaying in her home after being abandoned by her lover. This will help you understand what your story is about. Just put pen to paper. You just need to get your short story started.
You will need to write 50 to percent more words than will end up in the final draft of your short story. Your job is less to write words than to pick the best words. To get a good short story, you will have to cut out a lot of mediocre writing.
Rewrite and Edit All good writing is rewriting. After you write your first draft, you need to start cutting, rewriting, and editing your short story.
This is the hardest part of writing a short story, and can feel like wading through a swamp or climbing through a very tight cave. To make rewriting easier, I highly recommend the word processing program, Scrivenerwhich makes organizing your work much easier.
Then, skim several literary magazines in your genre and read their submission guidelines to know if your short story will be a good fit.
It will walk you through the whole process of writing and submitting a short story. Write your short story today! He writes and edits books that change lives.
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