Readers asked for a simple way to plot a short story. Here’s a handy template that’s easy to remember while you write. It’s based on character changes.
You’ll find an explanation of the template on this blog post; Basic Short Story Template: Keep It Simple!.
Your basic strategy is this: create a character, give him a challenge that’s right outside of his comfort zone, and force him to change. For example, if your character’s scared of heights, at some stage he’s going to be forced (by you, sadist that you are) to confront his fear. He won’t like it, but that’s OK… because things are going to get even WORSE. 🙂
Have fun with this template; once you know the way it works, you can base any number of short stories on it, and it works in every genre.
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