how to write short stories

How To Write Short Stories – Chapter II

How to write short stories (chapter II) :

Continuing from Chapter 1.

In chapter 2nd of “how to write short stories”, I will brief about the most required techniques to help all the budding writers out there and also some readers who sometimes feel to write but can’t just because they don’t know the pro tips.

Without much discussion let me brief about the techniques in the following points

1.  Complete story in one go; let it go & don’t edit :

While writing your story never edit or look for grammar just keep going until you feel you have reached the end and now you can’t write more.

2.  Write the start and end, mid get’s itself on the way:

So when you have visualized the plot what your story is going to be about, just concentrate on the start and the end of the story. The mid-part gets itself on the way while you are writing it down.

3.  Go to a busy place and observe people:

To find the best plots for your short story it’s best if you go to the busy streets, public places and observe people and note things down on a paper. It will help you develop some awesome characters, plots, and dialogues for your story.

4.  Everything you put on a page must be for a reason:

So whatever you put inside your short story must be for a reason nothing should be useless or unnecessarily. Since readers are here for a short period to read the story unlike reading a novel. So in short stories, you must put only required information nothing more nothing less.

5.  No lengthy flashbacks:

Unlike novels, short stories should never include lengthy flashbacks which will make the readers bored. Limit the flashbacks as much as possible.

6.  Hold my attention:

Talking about short stories writers should be able to write a story in a way a reader remains hooked till the end without cutting a writer in the middle. This point plays a vital role in short stories.

7.  Idea store:

The idea store is an important part of a writer’s story. It consists of; Experience, Memory, Imagination.

Experience simply means how fast you can convert a scenario into a story.

The memory means to have a plot from your past and convert it into a strong story

Imagination means how beautifully you can visualize the plot you took from your memory and trust your taste

8.  Find an unusual way of telling the story:

A Writer should be able to tell the story most unusually; in a way, the reader can’t see. And that my friends will come with time it’s not an instant ability. Though more reading, acquiring knowledge and continuous writing can help

9.  Read More and More:

So if you want to become a great writer and want to make it as your career you need to read more and more as much as possible. Because that’s the only secret key.


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I hope the above points will help you out in writing your story. I have a lot more points to discuss and if you want to learn them out you can tell me in the comments below and I will ping you in the email with all the magical points.

For a few examples read below stories

1. Sad Was Sad

2. Rainbow Of Hope

3. 3 friends and the deception

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Muneeb Zargar

Muneeb Zargar

My name is Muneeb. Proud Storyteller from Kashmir & an Electronics Engineer by choice.

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