I’m back in short story mode after my novella, The Marylebone Magician, and lucky enough to have been asked to pitch a selection of shorts and have two of them picked for outlining. This led me to get distracted and hunt out some short story outline articles I thought I’d share.
The articles are:
- Karen Woodward’s Short Story Structures: Several Ways Of Structuring Short Fiction. This is from 2012, has a few comments and collects together a few ideas
- More direct is Marlene C Bertrand’s post: Marlene’s Short Story Outline.
I think Marlene’s structure is one I will use for my current projects, no least as the word count is identical!
I’m always interested on ideas for short story structure, do let me know if you find others.