You’re likely reading books you can’t start and finish in one sitting. It only makes sense that you also want to write long stories with complex twists and turns.

But do you want to know a secret? Passion projects don’t have to be long and involved and writers who allow themselves to write short often build their skills faster than writers who lose themselves in an endless project. Plus, writing short can be fun!

That’s why in this mini-lesson we’re going to play around with ways to start and finish a SHORT story in one sitting. Happy writing!

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