Tag Archives: Short Stories

About My Drabble

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There is a niche for readers who like quick reads and for writers who love creating shorter than normal stories. A blog called, The Drabble, offers the challenge of writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry of 100 words or less. Give it a try. My story was inspired by a co-worker in Branson Mo. who was a cave diver. One day

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The Natural Shape of a Story

Truman Capote was asked in an interview by Patti Hill, “How does one arrive at short-story technique?” His answer applies to novels as well: “Since each story presents its own technical problems, obviously one can’t generalize about them on a two-times-two-equals-four basis. Finding the right form for your story is simply to realize the most natural way of telling the

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