How do you identify a short story?

How To Show & Not Tell In Short Stories

  1. Express emotion as action:
  2. Choose a viewpoint character: By choosing one character to focus on you make it easier for yourself to simplify your scene and make the most of it.
  3. Use the senses:
  4. Be specific:
  5. Avoid these ‘telling’ words: is, are, was, were, have, had.
  6. Use dialogue:

Sep 20, 2017

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