Rules of Short Story WritingShort Story Writing Rules
.rules" of the short story:
Kurt vonnegut: and the 8 fundamentals of writing creatively.
Kurt vonnegut has written some of the most unforgettable stories of our times, such as Cat's Cradle, Breakfast Of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five. Vonnegut has 8 basic principles of what he describes as what he describes as the 101: "Use the times of a complete stranger so that he or she doesn't have the feeling that they wereted.
Allocate at least one person to the player to cheer for. All characters should want something, even if it's just a drink of it. Each movement must do one of two things - revealing the nature or advancing the plot. When you open a door and sleep with the whole wide open sky, your story will become a kind of phgn.
The reader should have such a full comprehension of what is going on, where and why, that they can end the story themselves, should roaches devour the last pages. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was the greatest short story author of my family. She' s broken virtually every one of my rules except the first one.
Vom Vorwort zu Vonnegut's short story compilation Bagombo Snuff Box.
A" mainstream" short story can be anything: a vibe, a personality, a setting, even a striking writing stly. The genres (SF or Fantasy) short story is about an original notion. All the fictive element (character, story, settings, etc.) are only there to dramatise the notion. These are the rules for the SF (or Fantasy) short story:
Make it short. This can and should be viewed in one session. This short story itself is a real-time occurrence. SF readers are players who bring problem-solving brains to the story. That is the big benefit of the SF-recorder. More unusual the ideas, the more common the speech.
Writing by experiment is for everyday use. There is no place for Flashback in a short story. There'?s no room for dreaming in a short story. Fantasy is out of place in Fantasy. And the more strange the concept, the more real the real life must be. This short story is an information dive. A short story is the controllable sharing of information.
From the first line, let the readers know who is in charge. Generousness is out of place in this short story. Authors make friendly with readers. SF readers are accomplices and opponents, but never mates. Do not write SF if you have not already done so. It only takes one thought to make a story.
When you are relaxing, your readers will do the same. This protagonist should be a little silly. That is flattering to the readers. You should never tell the story to another person. When you have more than one personality, let them work for different reasons. There are too many small obstacles that make a story seem shaky.
Such a short story should last no more than one or two days. All characters have a story, but most don't go down in the story. To know who is going to tell the story and why. A story without a storyteller also has a storyteller. Shorts are like poetry because they can be reread more than once.
There are several readings of a really good short story. You try not to have it in the papers. Fabel is not a short story. Joking's not a short story. You make your short story look like part of a longer, less interesting work. They' re bored with tales.
Shorts are made out of words. lots are only important in timetraveling. The short story must take an appealing form and end with a click. In a short story, it'?s out of place unless it has already occurred or will occur after the story is over.
It makes a story look contemporary, but also convention. Spare the characters' description. The story is over when the readers know everything. When you have finished your story, go back and trim your first section. Think of a readership that is both likeable and horrible. Act like you're that readership when you're editing.
Speak your story out loud. Override these rules at your own risk. Périle is the partner, opponent and fan of the SF short storyteller.