I have recently discovered this author, ShaelinWrites, and I am really enjoying her videos.
I am a little in awe of people who can describe the process of writing a story, as I struggle with this. She is absolutely right, everything in a short story must be directly relevant to the character and/or the story. No room for any excess weight here.
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