You know that feeling—the one you get when you’re faced with writing an essay for your college English class, and the only one who understands the directions is your instructor.
The angel on one shoulder says the reward of a degree and a chance at a better paying job is worth the time and frustration.
Meanwhile, the devil on the other shoulder reminds you of the aggravation level you will face in the process and urges you to hang it up and vacation in Tahiti instead.
Don’t give into the dark side.
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The waning use of big words comes from a lack of willingness to learn what they mean.
Usage then fades into phrases of three to five words that mean the same thing as one, and prose then becomes a less descriptive way for writers to get to the point.
Can a short story be a short story if it’s a nonfiction piece? In short—no. In reality—it depends.
Short stories have traditionally been considered a fiction genre. They can be about anything as long as they are about one thing—and they’re short.
So, technically, if you identify your stories as nonfiction, and they follow a storyline using elements of fiction, you have written creative nonfiction or short nonfiction, but not short stories.
Writer, David Lodge, in his book The Art of Fiction, said this about problems with inconsistent points of view used by writers in their work:
I don’t agree with the lazy part because I don’t think writers are lazy people.