Some tips for writing a short funny story are to use the K Rule and the Rule of Three, and use them both sparingly. Words with a k sound are perceived as funnier than other words, and their usage is effective in subtly o... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

The most important rule to submitting a short story for publication is to watch the guidelines for whatever media the piece is being submitted to, according to Writer's Digest. Being well read in the media a piece is bei... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Tips for writing a short Veteran's Day poem include starting with an idea or goal to focus on for the poem, brainstorming characteristics of veterans to use in the poem, and revising the poem as much as necessary. Starti... More » Art & Literature Literature Poetry

Key elements of a well-written short story include one or two well-defined characters, a limited time period, sparse prose and a standard plot structure. The author should establish a point of view, a vivid setting, inhe... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Tips for writing a memoir include selecting one theme to write about rather than telling an entire life story, to begin the story with a teaser to hook the reader and to include details to let the reader picture the stor... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Short story jokes run the gamut from total fiction to mostly true, and they can be based on a variety of examples, such as do-it-yourself bumbling repairs, religious snafus and marriage. Short story jokes meet some innat... More » Hobbies & Games Jokes

Foreshadowing is presenting an omen or sign of a future event to let readers know something is going to happen. This literary device allows the writer to reveal just enough information about an event to keep the reader i... More » Education Writing Literary Writing