Counting down our most popular writing articles of 2018

See our readers' picks for the top 10 most popular articles, essays, and features of the year.

6. How to write a captivating short story

Writing a short story is hard. Writing an interesting one is even harder: So many things can go wrong in such a short space. In this brief article, Dionne McCulloch points out the basic pitfalls short fiction writers face.