How To Write A Short Story

10 practical steps for finishing your short story — with examples

dan brotzel
The Book Mechanic
Published in
24 min readNov 16, 2020

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For about 30 years, I slogged away trying to write a novel. But I just never had the plotting smarts or the emotional stamina, and I became like a madman running again and again at a brick wall, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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dan brotzel
The Book Mechanic

Funny-sad author of The Wolf in the Woods (Bloodhound); order at geni.us/wolfinthewoods | Hotel du Jack | Slackjaw, Pithead Chapel, X-Ray, The Fence | Pushcart