Writing - Short Stories

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<ul><li> 1. Elements and Characteristics</li></ul> <p> 2. </p> <ul><li>The short story is type of fictional writing that tends to be more brief and to the point than longer works of fiction such as and novels. </li></ul> <p> 3. </p> <ul><li>Short stories tend to be less complex than novels. Usually, a short story will focus on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a limited number of characters, and covers a short period of time. </li></ul> <p> 4. </p> <ul><li>Short stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions.They also developed from the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that quickly comes to its point. </li></ul> <p> 5. </p> <ul><li>The term short story most often refers to a work of fiction no longer than 20,000 words and no shorter than 1,000.</li></ul> <p> 6. </p> <ul><li>Stories less than 1,000 words are usually referred to either as "short short fiction, "short shorts, or flash fiction. </li></ul> <p> 7. </p> <ul><li>A short story is one that should be able to be read in one sitting, </li></ul>