On Writing

There Must Be a Change

[aesop_image imgwidth=”800″ img=”https://wordsmithholler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/wicker-fence-949075_1920.jpg” credit=”Pixabay” align=”left” lightbox=”on” captionposition=”left” revealfx=”off”] For a story to rivet the reader, the characters must change from evil to good, happy to sad, selfish to compassionate, or a similar change. Otherwise, the story reads like a bland planner entry. Short stories, in particular, must show the change quickly. Flash Fiction under 500 words needs the reader to understand the main character is a lout and will become less of one by the end.…

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