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Short story

A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.

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Stephen King has great advice on short story writing, and why it has gone a bit by the wayside.

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John Dufresne begins his video on how to write a short story by telling us to sit your "ass in a chair" and just do it. Good short tips here.

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A great video on how to write short stories. His tips are actually pretty good, and I haven't heard the one about writing the beginning, then the end, then working backwards scene by scene. Some good tips here if you feel stuck in your writing, or if you're just starting to dabble in short story writing.

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