Happy 4th of July!
Over the last few days, I have been thinking a lot about short stories. I attribute this to celebrating the launch of Bitter Sweet, a short story anthology in which several of my writer friends got published, and to anticipating the September publication of the climate fiction anthology in which one of my own short stories will be published.
I found this great article, “How to Write a Short Story” (https://academichelp.net/creative-writing/write-short-story.html), which gives an in-depth guide for how to craft a solid short story. Although my creative process differs slightly from the one in the article, I agree with the author’s advice and hope you find it helpful.
Be sure to check out Bitter Sweet: “Bitter Sweet” anthology benefits Camp Hill’s Fredericksen Library; https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Sweet-Catherine-Jordan/dp/1620067854/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1467472664&sr=8-3&keywords=catherine+Jordan