How To Outline A Short Story - For Beginners

How To Outline A Short Story – For Beginners


In this post, we share a template that will show you how to outline a short story,especially if you are a beginner.

If you’re looking for an outlining tool to help you write a short story, you will love this template. If you want to find out more about short stories read: The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story

To celebrate National Short Story Day in the UK, we thought we would post this outlining tool for beginner writers. This day is chosen because 21 December is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere.

Short Story Day Africa is celebrated on 21 June, the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere.

Writing Short Stories

Writing short stories is a great way to learn the craft of writing and to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. You need fewer words, and there is less pressure than writing a long novel.

There are many short story competitions to enter. These are great for setting deadlines and for giving you a potential platform for your work. These short-terms goals can be good motivators for us.

There are fewer rules in writing short stories and you can write about one of your character’s backstories, or follow the fate of a supporting character after they’ve left your novel.

If you want to learn how to outline a short story, use this template.

How To Outline A Short Story

How To Outline A Short Story

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If you love short stories, you will enjoy these posts:

  1. The Top 10 Reasons To Write Short Stories
  2. The Top 20 Literary Quotes About Short Stories
  3. The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story
  4. 3 Short Story Writers Who Inspire Me
  5. 3 Ways To Get Your Short Story Started

P.S. If you want to learn how to write a short story, sign up for our online course.

by Amanda Patterson

This article has 7 comments

  1. Bonnie Moore

    I am interested in writing a short story.

  2. anastasia

    i have always dremt of writing

  3. Trudy Seyle

    I am. a beginner have two page storiy need fix up want to learn how write. Short stories you know anyone fix up my stories how much it cost? Thank you Trudy

  4. e gladney

    Excellent information on protagonists will work on mine tonight.

  5. Gail Hartfield

    I dream to write fables from my experience.

  6. jenica caballero

    please teach me how to make a short pharagraph outlin

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