How to Write the Best 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 is always this pattern that will eventually come up when it comes to great short story writing, in as much as everyone has their own way of writing. These are some sort of requirements that you need to write a good short story. You need an idea of a story, the utensils, the devices and enough time, to begin with.
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. The first part will be writing this story, the one that you can tell a friend all the time. This is a story that you should write in one sitting, no research, no breaks, just tell the story. 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. Choosing the right protagonist is very vital and they don’t have to be the narrator or the good character in the story built the person whose decisions define the plot.
The first line has the power to hook the writers to your pieces or not and this is very important. The first line should include an imitation, surprise and a voice too. This is a line that should be clear and at the same time tell the entirety of the story. 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 is some clear direction that you will have set and doing the research early may distort that, and not doing it at all will leave the story unprecise and undeveloped. 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. The story is never at the end if you have not yet published. You start with getting feedbacks from a small group of readers or friends, then a larger group of expert writers. Last but not least, get it out there to the world.