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The Secret of the Short Short Story

Here’s what I know about short-short story writing. Both from studying the best (O. Henry) as well as writing tons of them while I was in college. Today I’m up to 60 modern short-short stories. Here’s my cheat sheet.

  1. Title — a big part of the appeal, but can’t fix a poor opening line.
  2. Opening sentence — if this doesn’t enlighten and entice your reader will stop

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John McElhenney

John McElhenney

John McElhenney is an author, life coach, and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He’s best known for his single dad blog, The Whole Parent. (wholeparent.org)