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Do you need to write a short story for school or a creative writing class? Or do you want to write short stories just for fun? This guide will help you to write a short story today by offering you all the information you need in a compact guide.


Chapters include:

How to get an Idea – exercises and prompts to trigger a great short story idea.

How to Structure a Story – a twist on conventional wisdom so your story can pack a greater punch.

Point-of-View – the author draws from his own short stories as well as classic literary texts to help to explain point-of-view as well as inventive approaches to the ordinary.

Beginning the Writing Process – tips on how to hook the reader and how to keep your killer beginning consistent with the story’s middle and end.
Style – Suggestions on how to write tight, powerful prose that will help your reader move from Point A to Point B.


This no-nonsense guide offers one hundred percent useful content with no fluff or filler. It is designed for people who need to access all the information they will need immediately so they can start right away.


Derek Clendening’s short stories have been published widely and under his own name and several pennames in markets of all sizes, including the New York big guys.

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