Hi, Does anyone have any tips, books, articles, etc, to share about construction of a short story? I've been studying creative writing for years now. Mostly doing short stories. Currently I'm working on a project with my writing group. I have to contribute a 5,000 word romantic short story. This isn't my first romance short story, but the others I've written were extremely difficult for me. I kept going over my word limit by a lot. Then had to spend a couple of weeks almost literally revising my story to make it all fit. Right now I have my characters, my plot, my ending and so on. I'm just getting started, but I thought I'd better look around and see if anyone had tips for writing short stories. Or if people feel like sharing their preparation process for writing a short story. Thanks.