Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. Jerz > Writing > Creative > How to Write a Short Story (Dennis Jerz and Kathy Kennedy) Writing short stories (and grabbing the reader in the opening scene of a novel) means beginning as close to the action as possible.
A good short story starts as close to the climax as possible — everything else is a distraction. Analysis Question Slideshow. Www.scc.losrios.edu/Documents/catalog/programs/LIBERALARTS.pdf.