Monthly Archives: December 2015

Building Character

(…continuing a simple walkthrough on the most basic elements of the short story)     What exactly is a character, anyway? How do they fit into the art of short story writing, and what do we need to know about them? The short answer is this: characters are the elements of a story which have […]

The Unicorn (A Simple Story For Study)

(This story is posted as part of the ongoing introductory walkthrough to basic short story writing. It has no particularly outstanding merits except that it is 1) short, 2) easily amenable to analysis and 3) belongs to me so I don’t have to worry about copyright. Have fun, folks!)   The Unicorn It cost a […]