Not just in blogs but anywhere, storytelling is an art. Not many people are good at it-particularly at short story telling.
I have read a lot of stories in blogs from a lot of aspiring authors. Number one thing that I miss is called the “content”. At one time I was reading a story after following a link, the author is probably trying to imply that he has great vocabulary. He pretty much used uncommon words wherever he could. Majority of the readers would need the help of a dictionary for every word that he used-thus feeling lost in finding the meaning of the words but not being able to see the whole story itself.
Another time, I found a very smooth kind of writing style. In fact, the words had such a nice zen like flow that I forgot I was reading a story, I thought it was poetry. When I reached the bottom, I found out actually there was no story line and in fact the author went off-topic.
When we write novels, I think details are important. But when we write “short stories” we should be able to give a high level perspective-the larger picture of the plot without driving readers away in opposite directions.
And please, no one reads long posts and posts which are too difficult to read. This is a fact. Keep it simple with an easy flow, while building up the content of your story gradually, so that it hooks the readers from the beginning till the end.
2 thoughts on “What the SHORT STORIES are missing in blogs”
As an aspiring author myself, I appreciate your advice! I struggle with straight to the point writing and that is probably the source of difficulty when I write short stories.
I just like details – the little nuggets the shine in prose!
There is no right or wrong way of writing. Everyone has a different style. You probably cater audiences who like detail stories.
But the main goal is to have a basic sketch of the story line which people can understand easily and can stay hooked.
You can have a basic idea of a plot, divide it in short parts/episodes and can still fit in lots of details.
I am just sharing an idea.
Thanks for stopping by.