Why Should You Write Short Stories?

Rachel Poli

We already talked about the when and why I started writing short stories. But what about you?

Pretend you’re back at school and your new English teacher is asking you to write an essay on the first day. (What a jerk, am I right?)

Here’s the question: Do you write short stories? Explain why or why not, then explain why you should write them.

(Because we all know essays have a million parts to them…)

Why should you write short stories?

To put this bluntly, short stories do everything a novel does. The difference is that a short story does it faster and sharper. You may or may not agree with me on that one, but that’s the best I can describe it, and here’s why:

What’s the length?

The answer to this question will vary depending on who you ask, but I looked to my good old pal, Writer’s Digest, and, according to them…

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