We’ve written a full post about how to write the perfect first line , but here are five quick tips:
Most short stories illumine a single dark corner, narrowly circumscribed. They follow the time-revered rule: Limit your short story to a specific time, place, event, interaction or character’s evolution. But the short story can be a more versatile genre than your high school English teacher sermonized. If we stick to too...
“Every story has an end, but in life every ending is just a new beginning,” says Dakota Fanning’s character in Uptown Girls .
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Dudley Clendinen is a former national correspondent and editorial writer for The Times, and author of “A Place Called Canterbury.”