As I prepare to write four short stories in September, I’ve gathered some resources I’d like to share. Writing short stories is fairly new to me, so I want some guidance before I begin.
First you need to know what to write about:
Developing Short Story Ideas by Dennis G. Jerz
Then you have to think about how to put the story together:
Short Story Elements by Ms. Engram
You can’t go wrong with advice from these successful writers:
And of course, you should read some good short stories:
Planning my stories and setting up a time frame will keep my focused. You may have a different approach to writing short stories. If writing a story without much planning works for you, go for it. If you are a newbie like me, getting the basics down before writing might be a good strategy.
What is your short story writing process? Any tips or resources you can share?
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