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Tutorial on how to write a short story

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Sinjin Blain

on 12 June 2013

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Step 1: Choose the point of view that you want to write the short story in. There are many points of view,
Objective Point of View.
Third Person Point of View.
First Person Point of View.
Omniscient Point of View.
Limited Omniscient Point of View. Step 9: By:Sinjin Fogwill Creating a Short Story Step 2: Create the main character(protagonist) this should the most detailed character in the story. The protagonist should be the character that has to face the most problems in the story, and the character should relate to the reader in some ways. Step 3: Create a conflict for your protagonist. The conflict of your story should take one of the terms below:
Person vs. person.
Person vs. self.
Person vs. nature.
Person vs. society.
Person vs. fate.
If the conflict is Person vs. Person then you will need to create an antagonist(villain). You can have an antagonist in the story even if you do not have a Person vs Person conflict. Step 4: Create the setting of you story and make it so that the reader can feel like she or he is there with the character. Make it so that if you read the book and then close your eyes and you will be able to see it and feel the setting of the lake, the mountain or what ever you decide to describe. Step 5: Now that the setting is in place you will need to create believable characters, that people can relate too and understand them without to much effort. Step 6: The setting and characters are stable you will need to make the problem that the protagonist will have to solve and fail at getting rid of the problem many times, but not so much that the story gets boring. Step 7: Create a last stand for the protagonist and then have him or her succeed at the problem. The last stand should be something that allows the protagonist to prove him or her self to themselves or other people. The last stand can be anything from them solving am issues with family or friends or finding something out that will help them with life. Step 8: Now the other steps are complete you will need to create the plot of the of the story and set it up as the plot diagram shown below. You will be placing the sections of the story into the way that you want them when you write it. Now that you have your plot diagram finished you can start to draft the way that you want the story to flow and get it out on paper. There are a lot of things that go into writing the story. Objective Point of View:
The objective point of view, the writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue. The narrator never discloses anything about what the characters think or feel, remaining a detached observer. Third Person Point of View:
The narrator does not participate in the action of the story as one of the characters, but lets us know exactly how the characters feel. We learn about the characters through this outside voice. First Person Point of View:
In the first person point of view, the narrator does participate in the action of the story. When reading stories in the first person, we need to realize that what the narrator is recounting might not be the objective truth. We should question the trustworthiness of the accounting. Limited Omniscient Point of View:
A narrator whose knowledge is limited to one character, either major or minor. Omniscient Point of View:
A narrator who knows everything about all the characters is all knowing. If You Would Like More Information Visit These Websites Person vs. Self- internal conflict with in the main character where he or she is fighting with themselves.

Person vs. Person- fight between two people where there is an antagonist in the story and the protagonist has to fight him or her.

Person vs. Nature- gets stuck in the woods, mauled by bear, has to fight way through the forest.

Person vs. Society- government is after them for doing something wrong, having an issue with the local police for a dispute that involved him or her. Now you have created the majority of the story you can now go and write the entire thing out, it wont be completely perfect but its a start. you will need to revise it a little until you have it just the way you want it. Step 10: Other than the obvious things to write with you will need the idea of the story and the other things that go with it, So sharpen those pencils and great ready to create a master piece. http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-to-write-short-story.html#.Ua30KGQ5wtp http://allthingswriting.blogspot.com/2010/08/short-story-structure.html http://www.dailywritingtips.com/story-writing/ http://www.shortstorygroup.com/storytips.htm http://www.writing-information-and-tips.com/short-story-writing-tips.html
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