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Keeping Things Short: Difficult But Required Sometimes by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

I don’t know about you, but my writing career began with writing stories that were 75,000 to over 100,000 words. That allows for vivid descriptions, too much (so editors tell me) character introspection, secondary plot lines and…well, lots of fun things. When I was in college and professors didn’t want to see anything longer than …
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Short Stories, Easier Than A Novel? by Kathy Otten

I wrote my first short story for a contest when I was sixteen. The story was one of the winners chosen for publication in a magazine for Christian teens. Since then I’ve had several short stories published, in historical romance, historical fiction, and contemporary romance. The shortest piece I’ve written was 495 words and the longest …