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 story line using elements of fiction, you have written creative nonfiction or short nonfiction, but not a 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.
If the fear of writing is getting you down, it’s time for some basic preparations that will crush this nasty nemesis and fortress your efforts.
How do you build your zone of protection?
You create these two habits that are consistently suggested by successful writers:
Beta readers are to books what beta testers are to software: both review and test commercial products for problems before the items are released on to the market.
Some even suggest solutions.
So, if you’ve written a book, and you need a beta reader to analyze the content, it’s critical to understand the editing components of beta reading so you can hire the right person for the job.