7 Reasons Your Novel Might Be a Short Story (And How to Fix Them)

A Writer's Path


by Phoebe Quinn

I am a fan of the humble short story – so much so that I am currently constructing a novel out of them. But it’s an underrated medium, one that is almost feared by both authors and the publishing industry, its very genre like a plague cross on the blurb or product overview.

Most writers go for novels. Novels are great. Novels are meaty, delicious things. But if you find yourself struggling to get to the end of your manuscript with the required wordcount, or you feel there’s just something missing, your story may not yet be cut out for the hefty wad of pages you think it deserves.

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