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How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we show you how to 'show and not tell' in short stories. ‘Show, don’t tell’ is good advice for any writer, but even more so for a short story writer. The limited word count means…
How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

How To Make The Most Of Sequels In Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we tell you how to make the most of your sequels in short stories. In a previous post, I discussed scenes in short stories. Scenes have specific structures that help us tell our stories. We…
How To Learn From The Best Short Story Writers

How To Learn From The Best Short Story Writers

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss how you can learn from the best short story writers. Read And Learn From The Best We’ve discussed scenes in short stories and this week I want to work through one of the stories…
How To Make The Most Of Scenes In Short Stories

How To Make The Most Of Scenes In Short Stories

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we tell you how to make the most of your scenes in short stories. We speak about scene often in writing and especially in short stories. The past few weeks with www.12shortstories.com we have discussed…
13 Tips To Help You Lengthen Your Short Story

13 Tips To Help You Lengthen Your Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we give you 13 tips to help you lengthen your short stories. In a previous post, we discussed shortening your story. Today, I'm going to talk about lengthening your story. Most writers tend to overwrite…
12 Secrets To Help You Shorten Your Short Story

12 Secrets To Help You Shorten Your Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we give you 12  secrets to help you shorten your short stories. We are just over the halfway mark with our 12 Short Stories Challenge and the submissions have been amazing. The word count is…
6 Top Tips To Write A Kick-Ass Short Story

6 Top Tips To Write A Kick-Ass Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we talk about writing a kick-ass short story. In a previous post, we discussed the scope of your short story. You can make it big or small, but this week I want to talk about ‘small…
How Much Story Do You Need In Your Short Story?

How Much Story Do You Need In Your Short Story?

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we talk about how much story you need in your short story. Last month’s word count for 12 Short Stories was only 500 words. Yikes, I know. Whose idea was that? And the month before that…
2 Types Of Conflict To Squeeze Into A Short Story

2 Types Of Conflict To Squeeze Into A Short Story

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we talk about the two types of conflict to squeeze into a short story. 2 Types Of Conflict To Squeeze Into A Short Story In the previous 12 Short Stories post, we discussed inner and outer conflict.…
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