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A short story is not merely a narration of few events. It has a deep message inside it that needs to be communicated to your readers. So not only try to find some message to provide for the people, but also write it in a meaningful way. Use words appropriately to convey your message to your audience.
Read a lot
Try to make a habit of reading books. It will give you a lot of matter to think about and get inspired in the end. Get a good collection of great short story writers and read them through and through. By reading immensely, you will also find a specific writing style. So you would develop a unique way of writing a short story in the end.
Do not hesitate to write
Never hesitate to start your first short story writing project. Although you might be afraid to start due to lack of confidence or practice yet you have to take the first step. Never let others tell you that you cannot do it. Show them that you can do it anyway.
Focus on the message
Do not beat about the bush as you write the short story. Instead measure your words carefully to describe your message effectively. Do not use irrelevant phrases in the text that seem to deviate from the actual story. So you have to be extra careful about every word you put in the story.
Always try to develop your own style in short story writing. Taking inspiration from other writers’ work is good but do not imitate the style of others. So practice a lot till you recognize the actuality within you which must be obvious through your work. So never give up!
Follow these keys and you will find short story writing a much easier job to do.