Reading and writing stories is one of life's great pleasures. However, sometimes a shorter story can be more appealing than delving into a 1000 word epic. That is not to say it's any easier to write a short story as the same guidelines have to be followed. This blog will remove the mystery behind writing short stories with helpful tips for any author, regardless of experience. Of course, being an avid reader is key to being a successful writer, and other people's stories can undoubtedly be a source of inspiration. However, potential authors should not compare themselves unfavourably with others. Everybody has a story to tell.