|Book signing at April Adele's Cafe|
April 13, 2013
By Larry Brooks @storyfix
You think writing 100,000 words is tough? That shaping them into a coherent and meaningful story is challenging?
Try writing 1000 words sometime. Or 5,000. With the same goal.
Try writing a short story.
As paradoxical as it may seem, short stories are harder to wrap your head around than a novel. And harder yet to successfully pull off.
For every famous short story writer out there, there are 100 famous novelists. That’s no accident.
|With Kentucky Independent Writers |
Hallee Bridgeman, Donna Jane McDonald,
April Adele's Cafe, Versailles, KY
To help explain this – as much to myself as for those reading this – consider this analogy: we get about two decades to raise our children. We have that long, give or take, to send them out into the world with a shot at success and happiness.
A lot has to happen. Sometimes two decades isn’t enough.
Try doing it in six months. Or even a year.
Writing a short story is like that.
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