What are the general characteristics of a short story?
long descriptive passages
Characteristics of a Short Story
well developed and appropriate structure
clearly recognisable climax
effective use of language in [ word choice and imagery
one or two well developed characters
effective use of narrative voice
revealing use of interior dialogue
dialogue that makes a contribution to narrative development and/or to characterisation
skilful exploitation of conventions of the chosen genre
use of setting to enhance narrative
strong themes ]
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