I wrapped up one novel length story few months ago (as in, 100% complete). And a few days back another plot idea struck my mind. As i sat down thinking about the plot at depth, i realised that it would be possible to write it as a short story only. So, i begin to jot down the rough draft of the 'short story'. This is where the chaos starts. I've never written a short story before. How does one approach writing a short story? (I mean, how does the approach differ from writing a novel. And no, I don't intend to point at the word limit ) The approach regarding the thinking process. To what depth do I need to describe te scenes/characters? I feel that I'm tending to describe things a lot more in detail than it actually should. I browsed thorugh a few short stories on here. But it didnt seem to give me much insight.