What Is a Novella and What Makes Them Different?

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What is a novella? I don’t think anyone can give a clear-cut answer to that, but to economically and objectively put it, it’s the type of prose that lies between a full-sized novel and a novelette. It’s more complex than a novelette but lacking the depth of a novel. And in the words of the … Read more

How Long Is a Short Story? What’s the Perfect Length?

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Obviously, a short story is the shortest form of prose. But how long or short is a short story? This isn’t an easy question—of course we know that a short story is typically a ‘short’ piece, but so is a novelette. What’s the unique and appropriate scope (word count and brevity) for a short story. … Read more

How to Write Faster: 23 Tips to Speed Up Your Writing Output

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As a writer, you already know the essence of learning how to write faster and putting out more writing work. You hear other writers talk about “I average 7k words per day” or “my weekly output is roughly 20k.” But your fiction has been lingering around chapter one for months… What are you doing wrong?  … Read more