What is a Short Story?

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How to define a short story

A project: how to define a short story. More to the point what are the guidelines or boundaries to be thought of as a short story.

You’ll see and hear many different answers to that question. Even from writing teachers. Some teachers think that short stories must fit within a strict set of rules.

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An Idea to Help You Write Short Stories


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How do you write short stories?

Remember telling and listening to great stories by the fire?

That’s the trigger that helps me get in the right mood for stories. That magical mindset of the storyteller is what I am after. It seems to open up or kick start my creative side. I hope it will for you also.

Imagine sitting on a log with a bunch of other boy or girl scouts and you decide to tell them a scary story. Can you put yourself in that spot mentally? The Storyteller.

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Love to Write?

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I do. I love daydreaming about weird things and then sitting down to write a story. What is your favorite genre and how do you like to get your ideas? ‘How to write a story’ guides and ideas are all over the internet.

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