Am i the only one that has problems when trying to write a short story? When i was at school i used to love English and used to get good grades for writing but i have never been very good at sticking to the word limit. The teachers used to let me get away with it because apparently they liked reading my work but i used to go WELL over (and still do) the word limit. I remember once we were given a starting sentence and told to write a short story (up to 500 words) from that. I wrote 10 pages! Does anyone else have this problem and if so how do you stick to the limit? It's almost like i can't write something without giving a tonne of detail.