Over the years, I’ve written: poems, songs, articles, newsletters, novels and blogs; but the short story eluded me. Then I saw a handful of short story competitions being advertised and, since I like to challenge my writing skills, I thought ‘why not’? Not only did I discover that I enjoyed writing short stories, I also realised that my novel writing skills had been sharpened as a result. In particular, I noticed changes in three main areas:
So, if you are struggling with your novel writing skills, and need assistance with any of the above-mentioned issues, why not give the short story a try?
Article written by Australian author A.K. Leigh (http://akleigh.weebly.com/)
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