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There are certain times that people tend to think that writing is not an easy task and  to a certain extent they are right. It doesn’t matter how you look at it, writing is indeed a work of art and therefore one has to strive to bring out something that is perfect.

You only have a few lines to grasp the attention of your reader. You need to entice them and quickly develop that desire inside them to crave more. This is why you need to be extra vigilant when you have writing a short story. Everything must come close to perfection. Here are 7 secrets to writing a short story:

Target audience

It’s good to get a personal touch with your audience. You need to take time and evaluate their interest this way you will be able to come up with a short story that will be of interest to them.

Building a story

It is wise to have a flowing plot as this will help you stay within the storyline and make your work of building a story easier. You don’t want to confuse the audience or yourself and deviate from the plot. This will make the story confusing and hard to grasp.

Story characters

Have a clear picture of the characters in your story. Take time to do some character sketch and ensure that you are well versed with their personalities. Take time to establish the relationship between the characters so as to have a nice flow of the story.

Prepare yourself

Take time and prepare all the tools you need when you start writing. Ensure that everything is in good working order since this will help you stay focused all through your writing.

Be comfortable

Look at your surroundings and ensure that your set up is appealing to you. Just because you are writing doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of your own needs a little comfort never hurt anyone.

Get creative

The best part of a short story is that it gives you a chance to explore your creative genes. Do not hold yourself back. Release your creativity and tap within you to find it so as to have a nice short story.

Be informed

Learn about the different publishing methods that surround you and choose the best one for you. Ensure that you have a legal understanding with the publisher and you get your efforts rewarded or recognized.

A short story is easy to get started with, just make sure you enjoy doing it by believing in yourself.

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