Recipe for a 250-Word Story

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The secret recipe for an enticing story is the same, no matter the word count. But if you can cook up a concise and coherent story in only 250 words, those skills will help you tackle bigger and more complex creations.

You might be wondering, “When would I ever need to make a story that short?” There are a number of online venues that publish flash fiction (typically under 1,500 words) and microfiction (typically…



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