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Tens of tips for super short stories
And to help you get going, here are some great hints for creating great little tales. Hint 1 â Adhere to a POV (that is the point of view). This means to write history either as âIâ or âheâ, âsheâ. Multiple can work, but because of the small number of words it is best to follow one if you can.
Long storylines allow you to create a large number of different character types and scenarios, shorter storylines work best with a minimal.
There is no point in long pre-ambles and they record your valuable number of words. Actions must begin from the first words and every single one must be counted. Hint 4 â Edit like crazy! As soon as you think that you have completed your history, put it to a page for at least two working day and don't think about it.
When you do this, you can return to it with a new angle so that you can see the bit that works and does not work. Use a supercritical approach to your work and don't be shy of rewriting it if necessary. Hint 5 â Proofreading. Actually, if you have ended, it is probably best to ask someone else to also throw their eyeball over it â believe me, you miss something.
Mistakes affect the accuracy of your letter by shaking the reader's eyes and interrupting the stream of history. Hint 6 â Complete your last line with a flower by making sure it is a crack. The reader's memory should remain in the reader's head for a long time after it has been read. Hint 7 â Stick to the number of words.
Don't think judge will let you get way with it, they won't, no matter how good your history is. Adherence to the number of words is one of your skills as a novelist. In the same way, if the message ends of course just shyly from the words cipher, you don't believe you have to prolong it out â you probably end up spoiling it.
Hint 8 â Make sure you are following the fundamental stages of an action. Don't think you can break plotter ground just because it's an short history. All stories should be following these fundamental steps: conflicts begin, then things go right for a while, now they begin to go badly, to go to the end win or to the end and then to finish the game.
Hint 9 â If there is a subject, do it. Don't be enticed to submit a tale that is totally off-topic because you think the judge will be so amazed that they will be overlooked. Hint 10 â Choose a form of tenses and adhere to them. So you should write in the past form or; it is being done now, which would mean using the present.
Don't change between them. Follow these hints and you should make a good one. And if you need more help, we have two great tools, our novel and short stories course and How to Break the Short Stories Market.