Tips On Writing a Great Short Story
Writing a short story can be hectic, especially if you are doing it for the first time or have not done it for a whole. There are random patterns that every great short story wrote follows eventually, in as much as everyone has their own style ad techniques. There are things that you will need to ma your story great. There are three things that will be really vital before you can even go to writing and they include an idea, the right devices and utensils and enough time.
There is a difference between the story that you can tell a friend over the tea, the funny and crazy story, and then there is the art short story form that comes with the whole package of styles, descriptions, plot and characters. Before you get down to business,, you start with the story that you can tell to a friend. You will just write the story without much stress, breaks or even research. The next thing will be to find the protagonist and in as much as this may seem like an easy step it is not. After that, you will then need to find the protagonist of your story and in as much as this may seem obvious and simple, sometimes it is not. The next thing after that will be to identify the protagonist of your story, and this is where many people go wrong as they think that this is easy and direct. The protagonist doesn’t necessarily have to be the good guy or the even the speaker, but the person whose decisions drive the story forward.
Among the very important things that the story will need are s great first line as this has the power to glue the readers to the story. This will include inviting the readers into the scene, element of surprise, establishing a voice. You should be clear here and if possible, tell the entirety of the story in a single statement. It is very important that you break the story into scenes as this will help you give it some life, organize it and show you where more work are needed.
This is the part then the research will come in. There are writers that do not do any research and this usually leaves the story unclear and undeveloped, and doing it too early will distort the direction. Waiting until the story is underway will help you ask specific questions and the story will not be derailed by the whole research process. When you have all from the protagonist to the first line, the scene list and the research, what is remaining is to write and edit. Publishing is another very important step. Before you can get the feedbacks from the greater community of writers, you should start with a small group of the writers or even friends. Getting the story out there to the world is the final step.