"You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money's in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed."
I'm been so enamored with poetry lately that my short story writing has suffered. I still think about working on them but poems are short and quickly written and easily submitted. But I love the short story genre, as you know if you're a regular reader. The problem is many of my shorts grow and I've had many a writing teacher say "this needs to be a chapter in a novel."
How to write a short story?Start here.
Today, write an outline for a short story, or come up with an idea that you can work on later. Better yet, start a notebook or a journal for all of your ideas, so when you have the time to write you have a starting point. Now get back to work!
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