Writing a short-story is as difficult as writing a novel. The challenge while writing a short-story is how you manage to convey everything within the narrow space you have.
While it sounds difficult, it is certainly easy to manage. Here is how you can get started with a short story.
Like everyone says, the first step towards writing a story is to read one. Read more short stories and see how the writers have handled the story. Understanding the aspects of the story such as character design and the plot will help you to get a picture of what to do.
Even before writing the actual story, write a summary of what the story is about and the kind of impact you would like to crate. Create a core element of your story that you can develop on. Write down characters and one line descriptions for reference.
When you start writing, focus on the first paragraph of your story. Getting through this will be your first challenge. Once you are happy with the first paragraph, you can write the rest of them at ease. DO not worry about the outcome and keep writing.
Editing and rewriting any parts that did not come out well is crucial. This makes you feel satisfied about your work. Create a draft version and improvise from there.
Short-stories take up less time to read and helps you attract a larger audience.
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