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Whether you are writing for fun or to satisfy a school assignment, planning a creative writing piece can be a challenge.
If you don't already have an idea in mind, you will need to do a little brainstorming to come up with something that interests you.
Once you have a general idea of what you want to write about, the best way to get started is to break your project into smaller, more manageable parts.
Soon you’ll learn enough about how to write a short story that you can start developing your own style.
A lot of the .) Reading two or three dozen short stories should give you an idea of their structure and style.
That should spur you to try one of your own while continuing to read dozens more.
Remember, you won’t likely start with something sensational, but what you’ve learned through your reading—as well as what you’ll learn from your own writing—should give you confidence. The most effective short stories evoke deep emotions in the reader. The same things that probably move you: It should go without saying that there’s a drastic difference between a 450-page, 100,000-word novel and a 10-page, 2000-word short story.
One can accommodate an epic sweep of a story and cover decades with an .
The other must pack an emotional wallop and tell a compelling story with a beginning, a middle, and an end—with about 2% of the number of words.