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How to Write Winning Short Stories
Short stories are fun and challenging to write. They contain many of the components of a novel, but those elements must be realized in a short format that forces discipline and economy. Some writers enjoy the focus and the need to get into the action quickly. A short story writer must write concisely and at a faster pace; there is no room for repetition and unnecessary detail. Short stories provide a place to showcase smaller ideas and less complex plots. They allow the writer to create more drama in a shorter span of time. Short stories can be easier to get published because there are many outlets for short stories. Getting stories published establishes you as a professional and helps you build a bio.
This concise guide to writing short stories gives beginning writers a practical playbook and help experienced writers build their skills.
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