The Lifelike Short Story
In This Chapter
Short stories are one of the best forms for new writers to hone their craft. However, they’re not necessarily the easiest option. It takes a great deal of skill to write a good short story that’s effective.
For one thing, you have to curtail any tendency to ramble on. Not all fiction writers need to be novelists, but if you have a gift for fictional brevity, the short story is for you. F. Scott Fitzgerald, for example, was quite comfortable (and gifted) as a short story writer and ...