20 Tips For Writing a Captivating Short Story (Part 1)

An informative post about writing short stories…

A Writer's Path


by Mindy Halleck

Today, as I edit, trim, cut, and otherwise obliterate a short story I wrote that ended up to be 8,000 words, but needs to be 5,000 words, I am reminded of this quote:

“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.” -Henry David Thoreau

Wise man.

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2 thoughts on “20 Tips For Writing a Captivating Short Story (Part 1)

  1. You always find great things to share with us, Linda! Thanks so much for passing this on. Someday, I might actually try to write a short story. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m so wordy, I can barely write a short NOVEL. In fact, I never have. 😀

    Still, this is an interesting read, and I’m sure many of our writers will find some good advice.


  2. You’re welcome, Marcia! Thanks for letting me crash your blog from time to time. Write whatever kind of stories you enjoy writing: Long or short, it’s what an author has to say that “counts”!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. 🙂


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