Short Story Essay

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Short Stories What is a short story? A short story is a fictional piece of writing that can range from 1,000 to 20,000 words. Unlike a novel, he reader should be able to read a short story within a short amount of time. Because the length of a short story is shorter than a novel, it usually has one main character (minor characters can be added in limited amounts) and focuses on one plot, setting, and central theme. Why do we write short stories? The answer is simple, they’re practice. Almost all of the best writers started out writing short stories. I want you to think of some of the most famous writers today…When their careers first began they probably starting off writing short stories. They didn’t become famous authors over night; nobody…show more content…
When you are writing, you are to include the character’s thoughts and actions. A short story’s details are written into the text as the plot of the story progresses. The conclusion of the story includes the resolution to the conflict/ problem that had risen in the story. When writing your short story, you should include snapshots for the reader to visualize as he/ she reads. If you want to add more to your short story, you can include dialogue between your…show more content…
This book is an excellent source because it has many examples that can help teach how to write a short story for all levels of education. This book provides cross-referenced themes, comparisons between short stories and so much more. I feel that it is important to give your students a variety of not only topics but cultures as well when writing short stories. That would give them the ability to take their culture and someone else’s and cross them together to create their own masterpiece. It’s important to provide students with information to enrich a student’s experience from studying it. This book gives students opportunities to identify many things from characters, themes, plots, and conflicts. This book does not depict an individual culture, but many. This is an excellent way to not only have your students enrich in literacy but in culture as
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