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How to Tell Short Stories

How to Tell Short Stories

Keep it short — it is a simple suggestion. But doing it, it’s challenging.

How do you make a story short?

What do you keep? And what do you remove?

  • Follow the 5W method and say a sentence for each question – who, when, where, what, why.
  • Could you focus on what you foreshadowed in the hook?
  • And keep everything under two minutes. Leave further information for later. Hiding some parts of the story could also be beneficial and intriguing.


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