Best way to Start a Short StoryThe best way to start a short story
RNIB - How to write a short story
Do you need inspired ideas to start composing your 2018 submission? A short story is almost like a hymn or a poet. It' has a similarity to reality, but it's not necessarily a straightforward depiction of it. While a short story can be like a gag, it has little to do with reality, but is more condensed and silly.
"However you look at a short story, there is usually a point in the story that is something like the punch line in a comedy. Last year A C Hart won the Prosa class of the write contest with Many Happy Return. It doesn't make any difference whether you have written experience: being in a composition group or having read books or type.
There is no need to obey a spelling rule - just do what you want. "I knew nothing about my typing and the last time I had spoken English formally was in 1967 when I graduated from high school. "Last year's victory in the contest has given me the assurance that other poeple will appreciate my skills.
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Best first line of a short story.... ever? - Deflection No. 99
In response to my contribution about how much I loved the first few words, Adam said that his Englishman always said that the best opening line for a short story, ever, was this: Well, no matter what I think of the story itself, I confess it's a great opening speech.
Continuing with my readings (although I felt diverted and not finished). The best introduction to a short story ever made? Well, you know I like short story. I' m keeping the ones I like the most so I can reread them later - at the present time I have about eight folders full of them.
A few are tales I saw in my studies in colleges; some are tales from my colleagues in workshop that really made an impression on me; most are tales from short tales and short tales from short books and literature magazines that I have been reading over the years and that I didn't want to overlook. As I thought about Adam's questions, last evening I removed some of the folders to see if I could find my own one.
Unfortunately, I couldn't choose just one. These are some first phrases that I just love: Then who could forget: I know that there are many I didn't mentioned.... I couldn't find all my folders last evening. Now that I've entrusted a few of my favourite first few short story rows - like a mystery book - tell me, what are some of yours?