Several people have asked me about the length of short stories. Between 1,000 and 20,000 words is generally accepted. A short piece of fiction under 1,000 words is usually classified as "flash fiction." A "short" piece of fiction over 20,000 words is usually classified as a "novella." To me, however, flash fiction pieces are short short stories, and Hubpages agrees (500-word minimum)! lol
by Karen4 years ago
I just read an article on the Mythic Scribes forum that was complaining how many new writers want to jump right in and write an epic novel (this IS a sci-fi/fantasy writer's forum) with no experience... suggesting maybe...
by Angela Michelle4 years ago
I feel concerned that the reason google may prefer ehow as opposed to hubpages, is because there is an abundance of poetry and short stories. I am not by any means saying that those who publish the short stories...
by Simone Haruko Smith5 years ago
If you got this week's newsletter, you'll see I mentioned three new podcasts we'e doing. One, which has yet to make its debut, is called the Fascinating Fiction podcast, and will consist of readings of short...
by bulletproofchris5 years ago
I truly love the short story, and often wonder why there aren't more authors in the genre. Is it a lack of interest by the readers, or the writers, or both? Am I wrong, and why? Any thoughts on this subject would be...
by CMHypno4 years ago
I have started writing more short stories recently, but always seem to struggle with the tags. Anyone got any suggestions for the best sort of tags to use on fiction hubs?
by TransScribbler6 years ago
How short is a short story?There seems to be some confusion in these parts as to what constitutes a "short" story. Personally, I have written stories as short as fifty words. Another I recently put forward for...
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