However, they are difficult because of those same constraints.
What are the main considerations when writing a short story?
Plot Structure, or the way the story is arranged:
- the setup
- the obstacle
- the turning point
- the resolution/outcome
The Set-up: You must have a good hook. In some cases, the first line is the clincher, but especially in a short story, by the end of the first page, you must have your reader hooked and ready to be enthralled.
The theme, or the core of the plot, an idea-thread that runs through a story from the opening pages to the end. Theme binds the four primary elements of characters, conversations, actions, and reactions. Theme is…
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