For long moments we are both silent. I feel completely at peace nestled in the passionate embrace of Hugo. For I am compelled to follow him into a journey of endless ecstasy.
This three-part Short Story Tutorial is intended as a simple guide to assist students and teachers in understanding and writing the Short Story. Tutorial 2 will focus on the elements of the story.
“Dogs have good instincts. They can smell fear and they know when to charge. They also know when it is prudent to back out.”
A good command of language and a good understanding of the elements of the short story are necessary prerequisites to writing the short story. The rest is left to the writer's skill and creativity.
Coming up with ideas for short stories can be difficult, but not being a fan of writing exercises, I've developed a few alternative ways of finding inspiration.
Not all romantic short stories have to feature a young woman as the heroine. Sometimes your audience prefers a more mature protagonist.
Being an investigative reporter takes Linda around the world and makes quite a few people more than a little upset with her because of her hard-hitting, fact-finding techniques.
Markets for short stories are many and varied, but with such a range of outlets to choose from, where's the best place to start?
Part 1 of this topic outlines the basics of the Short Story. Part 2 will provide examples and illustrations to clarify terms and definitions used in Part 1.
It is often difficult for writers to find the inspiration or an idea for their next article or short story. This hub gives one example I have experimented with to help me write a short story.