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How to Write a short story

September 9, 2011

So, as discussed in class, there are a few basic elements that should be addressed when it comes to writing good short stories.

We start with a basic Concept or moral to the story. This is not a list of what happens!
This is the central idea that the audience can take-away from watching your story.

The Plot of the story, is the series of events that illustrates your concept.
This is the part of story-writing that maps out how the characters and premise are introduced, how the situation elevates to a pitch and is finally resolved in a climax and ending.
Sometimes writers like to introduce a plot-twist, which helps keep the audience on it’s toes and maintains interest.

Please indulge in further reading on this. The following links explain more on the topic:

http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/shortstory/

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1555136,00.html

http://www.write101.com/shortstory.htm

http://www.author-network.com/advice1.html

 

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