make the story have eleven chapters (to include zero) and then put the numbers in reverse order. Then if you wanna be a real bitch leave chapter 1 with a cliffhanger and dont solve it until the last page of chapter zero
How to outline a short story. To celebrate National Short Story Day in the UK, we thought we would post this outlining tool for beginner writers. This day is chosen because 21 December is the shortest day in the Northern.