Short fiction writing: When your characters suck 


It’s easy to mistake short fiction writing as easy. It’s short, right? What could go wrong with a piece that hardly demands an awful bunch of word count, conflicts, characters and what-not? Well, here’s to bursting your bubble: short fiction writing is tough.

One of the primary issues encountered during short fiction writing is character formation. Creating them and making them breathe and live in your story is easy; but making their existence and their every move convincing in the readers’ eyes is always challenging.

Reading books or great works of fiction also helps bring an immeasurable pressure. At one side, you aspire to create something as or more awesome than your favourite characters. But the biting side does scare as you realise the enormity of the task.