Read short stories…lots of them! Jeffrey Archer’s – ‘To cut a long story short’ has lovely stories but you could read anyone you like. Amazon has amazing bargains. Now with your understanding read it in a new light.
- What is the conflict in the story? (the problem, the difficulty, the upheaval the main character is facing)
- In which person is the story written?
- How does the author express the conflict?
- Is the solution good, would you have written it differently?
Take a short story and its conflict and change the solution.
The experience will give you the impetus to write your story with the right construction and flow it the way you want and which will be your reader’s delight.