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Crafting Concise Tales

Crafting Concise Tales

Crafting Concise Tales

Author: June Russell Alexander

Published: 1 January, 1970

“Are short stories really literature?” That’s a question I have been asked many times and the answer is a resounding “Yes!”.

A short story is a compact and concise narrative with the same aim as the longer novel – to captivate its readers. Unlike novels, the short story has a limited word count which somewhat curtails the depth of character development and the intricacy of the plotline.

However, make no mistake about it, this condensed piece of storytelling, when executed well, will leave a lasting impact on its readers.

Coming soon, this e-book will take you through the art of crafting short stories from grasping the basics, generating and transforming your ideas, building characters and settings, perfecting your narrative and dialogue, to using symbolism and exploring universal themes.