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Who reads short fiction? Is it easier or harder to write?

Read and discuss classic short stories.

Re: Who reads short fiction? Is it easier or harder to write

Post Number:#151 by Clive Johnson
» 02 Apr 2017, 10:07

Few people want to read short fiction. I am not sure it is easier to write than longer fiction. I have a subject that preoccupies me and characters involved in the story, a narrative and images in my head. I know what I want to say and how I want to say it, but currently I am expected to think about genres and the expectations of target audiences. Book sellers are reluctant to sell short stories, even in anthologies. As Eliott said, "Between the artist and the man, there falls the shadow."
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Re: Who reads short fiction? Is it easier or harder to write

Post Number:#152 by AlwaysWorthIt
» 14 Apr 2017, 12:24

A short story can have just as much detail that brings the story whole at the end as a long story does. Because of this, I believe that short stories are much harder to write and be enjoyable.

Anyone can write a short story, but it takes someone dedicated with a strong mind to create a short story that has all the pieces of a long story, with less words.
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Re: Who reads short fiction? Is it easier or harder to write

Post Number:#153 by Lolly_Reader
» 16 Apr 2017, 23:51

It's an incomplete list if it doesn't include at least one of the brilliant short stories by Saki (H.H. Munro).
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Re: Who reads short fiction? Is it easier or harder to write

Post Number:#154 by Clive Johnson
» 21 Apr 2017, 07:23

It is a long time since I read them. I remember they were dark and funny; the sort of humour to be found in Roald Dahl's tales before he turned to writing for children.
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