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Story Length - The Power of The Short Story

June 19, 2018

 

"It isn’t about the number of words the author writes 

 It is about the story the author tells with the number of words written.... "

Joe Leonardi

I tend to agree with Edgar Allan Poe, who believed that all works should be short.

"There is", he writes, "a distinct limit... to all works of literary art—the limit of a single sitting." He especially emphasized this "rule" with regards to poetry, but also noted that the short story is superior to the novel for this reason.

 

 

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