The Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

The Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

What’s the secret to a great short story? How does a writer go about capturing a reader’s attention quickly and effectively? Can one inspire an emotional and intellectual investment in a cast of characters in just a small number of pages? And how does a writer know what’s essential to something so slim? We at Signature were wondering the same things, and so decided to reach out to some of our favorite short story authors to share with us their advice and insight. In this exclusive guide featuring authors Mary Gordon, Charles Yu, Nell Stevens, and others, you’ll find:
  • What short story writers most often overlook;
  • How to get to the point;
  • What essential elements are required in a great story;
  • How to create quality characters with limited time;
  • A quick-and-dirty 3-step guide to writing a short story;
  • And more.
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