In this post, we share a template that will show you how to outline a short story,especially if you are a beginner.
If you’re looking for an outlining tool to help you write a short story, you will love this template. If you want to find out more about short stories read: The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story
To celebrate National Short Story Day in the UK, we thought we would post this outlining tool for beginner writers. This day is chosen because 21 December is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere.
Short Story Day Africa is celebrated on 21 June, the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere.
Writing Short Stories
Writing short stories is a great way to learn the craft of writing and to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. You need fewer words, and there is less pressure than writing a long novel.
There are many short story competitions to enter. These are great for setting deadlines and for giving you a potential platform for your work. These short-terms goals can be good motivators for us.
There are fewer rules in writing short stories and you can write about one of your character’s backstories, or follow the fate of a supporting character after they’ve left your novel.
Top Tip: If you want to learn how to show and not tell, buy this workbook: How To Show And Not Tell In Short Stories.
If you want to learn how to outline a short story, use this template.
How To Outline A Short Story
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- The Top 10 Reasons To Write Short Stories
- The Top 20 Literary Quotes About Short Stories
- The Secret To Writing A Great Short Story
- 3 Short Story Writers Who Inspire Me
- 3 Ways To Get Your Short Story Started