How To Go about Writing the Best Short Story
Writing a short story can be hectic, especially if you are doing it for the first time or have not done it for a whole. There is always this pattern that will eventually come up when it comes to great short story writing, in as much as everyone has their own way of writing. These are things that will have to be there for your story to be the best. There are three things that will be really vital before you can even go to writing and they include an idea, the right devices and utensils and enough time.
There is just a story, the funny and crazy one that you tell to a friend all the time, and then there is the art part of the short story that will have the characters, the plot, the descriptions and the style. There are two types of the stories and one of them is the crazy or funny story that you tell to a friend and then there is the art part of the short story that has the descriptions, the plot, styles and the characters too. Before you get down to business,, you start with the story that you can tell to a friend. You will just write the story without much stress, breaks or even research. The next thing will be to find the protagonist and in as much as this may seem like an easy step it is not. After that, you will then need to find the protagonist of your story and in as much as this may seem obvious and simple, sometimes it is not. The next thing after that will be to identify the protagonist of your story, and this is where many people go wrong as they think that this is easy and direct. The protagonist doesn’t necessarily have to be the good guy or the even the speaker, but the person whose decisions drive the story forward.
The first line is very important, as it is like the marketing part of the story, what the reader will see first. The first line should include an imitation, surprise and a voice too. You should be able to make the line clear and at the same time tell the entireness of the story. It is very important that you break the story into scenes as this will help you give it some life, organize it and show you where more work are needed.
This is where now the research should come in. There is some clear direction that you will have set and doing the research early may distort that, and not doing it at all will leave the story unprecise and undeveloped. The whole research process will not derail the story and you will be able to ask specific questions, when you wait until the story is underway to research however. After you have your protagonist, first line, scene list and the research, the next thing will be to write and edit. Publishing is another very important step. Before you can get the feedbacks from the greater community of writers, you should start with a small group of the writers or even friends. Getting the story out there to the world is the final step.