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How to Write Very Short Stories: A Fun Workbook for Kids


Welcome to the world of writing very short stories.


Very short stories are lots of fun to write, but don't be fooled. Just because they're short, doesn't mean they're easy. Far from it. You will have to use your brain, a lot, to come up with good ideas to use in your stories and the further you get through the exercises in this book, the more difficult it's going to become.


Are you up for the challenge?


Learn how to get real meaning into a six-word story (you can do it).


Discover how to expand and cut down your stories, so that they fit the exacting requirements of the genre (some are very exact).


Find out what a drabble actually is (no, it's not a misspelling of dribble!).


And, don't worry about tackling this on your own, because I'll be doing the exercises alongside you.


Do you like the bizarre, the weird and the unusual?


Good, then we're on the same page. Shall we get started? You're going to need to do a lot of practice and the sooner you start, the better.