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How to Write Short Stories

In order to be a successful writer, it’s important to be versatile and hone your skills in different genres. Short stories are a great way to improve your writing skills and practice the techniques that you’ve learned without spending lots of time. Perfectionism can be a nasty demon that leads writers into blind alleys and dead ends. While it’s important to strive for excellence, it’s also important not to get caught up in nit-picky details when trying to write quickly. Do your best to achieve clarity, but if you find yourself fixating on grammar rules or archaic words, put the manuscript down and come back when you’re ready. Or, since it’s a short story, you can simply walk down a different path. Tell me the meaning of short stories? In a short story, the writer has fewer words to convey his or her message. In a novel you can have an entire world created from nothing, but you don’t have that option in a short story so it’s important for the author to focus on characters and plot devel