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“How to Write Short Stories” by Sharon Sorenson

This is a very useful basic guide to writing short stories. Most of it I have read or heard elsewhere (e.g. “show, don’t tell” – ever heard that one before?), but what I found useful was the examples used to illustrate the lessons. The examples were good because I’ve always thought of formulas for writing short stories as, well, a bit formulaic. I wanted to write stories that didn’t follow a formula, or stories that deliberately broke with the formula. But what I understood from reading this book is that… Read More