S39E4 – Improving Your Writing Through Short Stories

Short stories take all of the nuances of crafting a novel and slam them into fewer than ten-thousand words. No, you won’t have a lot of sub-plots or side characters or even points of view. You will, however, need an entire beginning, middle, and end. Writing short stories is one of the best ways to learn the arc of storytelling quickly.

In this episode, we talk specifically about how short stories can help improve your skills. If you’d like more information about how to write a short story, visit our past episode on the topic. Here, we talk about the principles of keeping it simple and condensed, along with why it’s such a useful tool to write outside of your main work in progress.

First aired January 12, 2023.

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