Yes, a lot. I used to read a lot when I was a teenager. Gradually my choice shifted to non-fiction. Sci-fi & detective stories were two of my fav.
I love short stories. I like being able to read the entire story in one sitting instead of taking days to read a novel My favorite short story author is Edgar Allen Poe.
I love short stories, especially the ones I write as it is always a suprise to me to learn how it is going to end.
I enjoy reading short stories, and also have tried my hand at writing a few. When I get a bit more "spare" time, I hope to write more of them.
The short story form is a challenge to develop and bring to closure in only 1,000 to 1,500 words, average. Short story writers who are most successful seem to: (1) use a lot of dialogue, and (2) end the story with a surprising twist.
Christopher-what I suggest you do is read/record your story by reading it out loud onto a tape or any digital voice recording that you have or can borrow, read it the way you think it should be read. Then play it back to yourself and see if it makes sense (you will know)- ask someone else to listen as well then discuss it together to see if what your story was about and how they concieved it-did your meaning come across to them and you? if so then it will have made sense.
If not then amend what you need to to correct it-the joy of writing a story is to create a character and let him or her move through it depending on their little imperfections-good luck-
'Dont count the words but make every word count'
Shorty stories are a passion of mine. Writing them can be challenging, but I love to read stories that are well written and make us feel and think, and enable us to learn from shared experiences.
I love to read short stories at night time. This allows me to read at night without the risk of getting so into a novel that I finish it before going to bed. Insomniacs don't need any extra help...
by Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 6 years ago
Let's support our own efforts by reading each other's short stories, then leaving a comment at the bottom of the hub (pro or con). I have three stories posted at jfrankdunkin.hubpages.com. They are, "The Baroness of Haut De Cagnes", "Recess, the Podium Light", and...
by callmelife 2 years ago
Are there any short story writers on hubpages?I would like to know about good short story writers on hubpages for a project I'm working on.
by Amber Schultz 6 years ago
What are some themes you would like to read in a short story?
by libby1970 7 years ago
What subjects do you usually write about?I love to write about many subjects! Self help and animals! My degree is in Biology/Chemistry so I love to write about that as well! so what subjects do you usually write about?
by Wesley Meacham 6 years ago
How well do poems and short stories do on HP?I noticed a while back somewhere that HP staff had mentioned that creative writing such as poems and short stories don't do as well as informational pieces. I'm curious to know about the earnings of some of the people who publish a lot of these. Do you...
by xionnguyen 6 years ago
What is a good way to start a writing a short stories books?I am trying to write a book, starting out small first and hopefully it can become wide-known at least. My English is decent and I still have trouble with tense and commas. However, I am slowly improving bit by bit. Any ideas?
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