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The Elements of Short Story

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The Elements of short story:

They are the things that the short story is based upon  , and  its important for every story writer to make sure that he had got these things done right, in order to have a good coherent. There are five Elements:

1.The Setting

The setting of a story is the time and place , in another words its when and where does the short story happens , also the setting of a story might include the weather conditions , social conditions , mood and atmosphere , and these are the things that makes the story come to life, and here is more information about the setting of short story.

2. Character

The characters are a main part of the story, and they should be given good amount of attention, often the story revolves and develop around the characters , you should choose a good way to revel your character to your reader  , to describe it and choose the most fitting description you want to give that character which perfectly describe the personality, feelings, actions , thoughts, and life of that character. Take a look here at the techniques used to reveal and describe a person character in short story.

3. Theme

The theme in fiction writing is the writer main idea or thoughts and insights at he is trying to convey through his writing and usually the theme of a short story is to be known after finishing the story as the reader was able to come across all the ideas and thoughts of the story. Here are some simple examples of common themes: Things are not always as they appear to be , People are afraid of change ,Love is blind , etc.

4. Plot

Generally the plot is the sequence of events in a story or play. The plot is a planned, logical series of  events having a beginning, middle, and end. There are five important parts of the plot:

Introduction:The beginning of the story where the writer introduce his characters and reveals the setting of the story .

Rising Action: This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story starts to rise it includes the events between the introduction and the climax.

Climax: This is the highest point of conflict and the turning point of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not?

Falling action: The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not, it includes the events between the climax and resolution.

Resolution: This is the final outcome or untangling of events in the story.

5.CONFLICT

Conflict is a very important thing  to the plot. Without conflict there is no plot. It is the thing which ties one incident to another and makes the plot move. Conflict is not merely limited to open arguments, rather it is any form of opposition that faces the main character. Within a short story there may be only one central struggle, or there may be one dominant struggle with many minor ones.

And at last but not least here is a video to summon up the talk on the Elements of Short Story

 

 
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Looking for Easy Tools to improve your writing??

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So if you are looking for easy tools and easy ways to improve your writing , I think I have what you are looking for… here are some tools and tips that I have collected from around the web , why not take a look at them and see if they are really what you are looking for…

50 Tools that can Improve your Writing Skills : here are some handful of tips that have been collected by Dumb Little Man , you will find  50 tips , each tip include a link , these tips can be a great help to you to improve your writing skills.

Also I have included   some useful related articles that can make your writing better.

 
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Interesting Blog: Shelled Dreams

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This is the first blog that I m going to talk about in my Interesting blogs………………………………………..

What would you ask for? What dreams would you like to accomplish? I will try to help you. I hope my writing will guide you to seize the opportunities that come your way…and push you to chase after the opportunities that slide past you. I hope someday that all of our dreams will be realized.

We all have shelled dreams that we’ve put away for one reason or another. I dare you now to reclaim them.

So what this blog shelled dreams is all about?????

This blog is about a writer who dreams of having his novel published, it is a dream that many fiction  writers from around the word share, when your novel does not get published and the agents send you letters saying the will not publish it , you will feel down , and your confidence will fall down , and thoughts will come to your mind that you are not a good writer and you should leave writing and start doing something else.

Well the same thing happened for this writer, but instead of falling down , and leaving his dreams behind, he decided to carry on and continue working till he accomplish his dreams, and he started this nice blog called Shelled Dreams.

 

How can you describe this blog Shelled Dreams ?

Well I can describe this blog in two words it’s a Nice and Creative blog, not because the blog topic is interesting , and its unique but the way posts and content of this blog are written , it’s a blog worth reading if you are looking to get some inspiration , creativity and calmness , and if you don’t believe me or if you think this is silly then you better Dont Read these posts:

Because if you read these posts your ideas about this blog will quickly change and you would be thinking : Oh how could I miss on such amazing & creative blog?

I have read the posts on this blog and I found that the writer of this posts has an amazing creativity and talent and only fool people will reject to publish a novel written by this writer , they would be fool because they will miss all the goodness and profits of publishing his novel.

Why is this blog worth visiting?

  • There are a couple of great poems that you should not miss.

  • You will be amazed by the creativity of the person who is writing this blog…… you don’t belive me …. visit the blog and see it yourself.

  • The way the writer links between the different things is just amazing, and he has a talent and creativity that should not be missed.

  • If you are looking for a way for inspiration then I think you should subscribe to this blog, because it’s a good way of getting inspiration and ideas.

  • If you are hunting for creative and interesting blogs that are worth the reading, then I think yo just had found your target Shelled Dreams.

  • The blog topic which is about a dream of someone , makes the blog worth visiting

  • Shelled Dreams has some interesting poems , to all the poem lovers you should not miss on such nice poems.

And at last but not least:

I want to tell the author of the blog Shelled Dreams , I hope one day you will be able to make your dream come true and become a great writer, and thanks for creating the blog Shelled Dreams because it is a great way for inspiration and its a good blog that I think everyone should read , and continue with your writing and blogging

 

 

 

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