How to Write a Short Story (Sparknotes Ultimate Style)
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It should be used as a textbook, plain and simple.
I suggest it wholeheartedly.
While the examples and exercises are great, it also helps to apply what you learn to various other short stories too. I really used this as a kind of work book while reading a few collections of short stories (try "The Best American Short Stories" series). This really h ...more
I had hoped to find out how to take a novel and cut it into a short story, or how to take a scene and make it longer into a short story. Instead it talked about basic writing skills, what is necessary for a short story (plot, characters, etc.) Will need to try and find something else.
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