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Writing to the Right Length

I think this may be one of the hardest things to master.  It’s not necessarily needed when you first start writing.  When you first start writing, just getting words onto paper in a coherent order that tells a story is … Continue reading

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How Long Should That Story Be?

This question pops up fairly regularly on the writing forums: How do you know whether something should be a novel or a short story?  Or a novella?  Or a flash fiction piece? And I think the answer is really–what do … Continue reading

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How long should a book be? (A meandering rant about the book I just read)

One of the problems with becoming a writer is that you start to judge what other people have written.  So, where I might have previously read a book and taken it at face value, now I think about what scenes … Continue reading

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Writers are like snowflakes (Part 2)

So, as I said in my “Writers are like snowflakes (Part 1)” post, we’re all unique, and I think we each have to find what works for us and not slavishly follow anyone else’s advice.  Last time I ranted a … Continue reading

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