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How to Write a Short Story

By: HowExpert Press,Sarah Zachary
Narrated by: R3dmanActual
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Have you ever wanted to write a short story, but had no idea where to begin? Have you looked for tips, hints, or advice about how to develop characters and plots without being able to be sure you're getting advice from the experts? Look no further than this guide here before you!

Carefully written from personal advice and experience based on years of writing, you can be sure you're getting first-rate information that will continually be of use, whether you're a full-time writer or just looking to first dip your toes into the world of writing.

This book contains information on the following: characters and developing them, plots, settings, dialogue, POV, conflicts, and several other subjects to build a basis. Once that basis is built, there are many other subjects to move on to, from how to win contests and get published or paid for your writing, guides on interesting subjects like meanings of colors, and much more! You will never find the information in the guide tiresome or overused, and it continues to be useful time after time.

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Meh

There are small pockets of good info, but overall a bit too general. Based on other books covering this topic, I felt some information to be accidentally misleading. Books by Michael Rogan go much deeper and specific. I apologize to the author for recommending another author.

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not what I was looking for

the advice is too general and most of it uses examples from novels, not short stories, which was the whole point

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To the point

Like many others of it's kind this book gives a lot of the typical suggestions. I think it could have been improved with more examples and suggestions.

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Informative and helpful

I’m going to rate Sarah‘s book with four stars, although I feel as if she could have slowed things down a bit. The information felt rushed, and the narrator was a little too dry for my taste. Overall, I took enough away from this book as a new short story writer where it was worth my time and money. I would recommend this book to anyone that’s new to writing short stories.

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too short.

a decent outline, but not long enough, expanded enough, to help me much. unfortunate.

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Great Companion!

I have studied so much about different styles of writing. I found this audible book full of extremely helpful reminders when I want to switch to this writing style. I like the arrangement of the chapters and content, short and directly to the point. Nice touch of humor throughout.🙂

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