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5 Tips to Writing a Short Story

Short stories have been around for a long time, probably from the first time a group sat around a campfire and traded exploits. The stories might have been partially grounded in facts, but they also probably took off into the realm of the teller's fictional ideas that were floating around in his head. 

These days short stories are as popular as ever, thanks to the internet and electronic media that allows us all to read a story while we're waiting at the doctor's office or for the kids to get out of school, or even as a way to enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet while we have lunch.

Luckily, writers are still turning them out because they can seem like a good way to keep the creative juices flowing and to get something finished. They can also be a good way for a writer to introduce himself/herself to the reading world or to introduce characters that might take part in a full fledged book later, or to further show characters who have already had a book of their own.