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How to Write Short Stories

How to Write Short Stories

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How to Write Short Stories
 A glimpse at the advertising columns of our leadingmagazines shows that whatever else this country may  be shy of, there is certainly no lack of correspondenceschools that learns you the art of short-story writing.The most notorious of these schools makes the boastthat one of their pupils cleaned up $5000.00 and nohundreds dollars writing short stories according to thesystem learnt in their course, though it don't say if thatamount was cleaned up in one year or fifty.
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However, for some reason another when you skinthrough the pages of high class periodicals, you don't very often find them cluttered up with stories that was written by boys or gals who had win their phi betaskeleton keys at this or that story-writing college. Infact, the most of the successful authors of the shortfiction of today never went to no kind of college, or if they did, they studied piano tuning or the barber trade.They could of got just as far in what I call the literary game if they had of stayed home those four years andhelped mother carry out the empty bottles.The answer is that you can't find no school inoperation up to date, whether it be a general institution
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of learning or a school that specializes in story writing, which can make a great author out of a born druggist.But a little group of our deeper drinkers has suggestedthat maybe boys and gals who wants to take up writingas their life work would be benefited if some personlike I was to give them a few hints in regards to thetechnic of the short story, how to go about planning itand writing it, when and where to plant the loveinterest and climax, and finally how to market thefinished product without leaving no bad taste in themouth. Well, then, it seems to me like the best method to usein giving out these hints is to try and describe my own
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