Writing - Short Stories

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  • 1. Elements and Characteristics

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  • The short story is type of fictional writing that tends to be more brief and to the point than longer works of fiction such as and novels.

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  • Short stories tend to be less complex than novels. Usually, a short story will focus on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a limited number of characters, and covers a short period of time.

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  • Short stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions.They also developed from the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that quickly comes to its point.

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  • The term short story most often refers to a work of fiction no longer than 20,000 words and no shorter than 1,000.

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  • Stories less than 1,000 words are usually referred to either as "short short fiction, "short shorts, or flash fiction.

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  • A short story is one that should be able to be read in one sitting,