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  •  7145 words already? (2+ / 0-)
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    cfk, chingchongchinaman

    It's only the third!

    Good job, cfk!

    I'll change my clock when the computer clicks back, I suppose.  Nice to get an extra hour of sleep.

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 10:12:06 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks! (2+ / 0-)
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      chingchongchinaman, Youffraita

      I suspect this is going to be a very short story, though, and I will have to write something else...sigh.

      But I had not written a word except at SS's diary for months so that has to be good.

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      by cfk on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 10:15:20 PM PDT

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      •  7145 is NOT a short story... (1+ / 0-)
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        unless you're planning to cut about half of the words.  I can never remember the exact difference between short, novella, and novelette, but at over 7000 I think you're already pushing novella length.

        I seem to recall that 50,000 words is the minimum for novel-length storytelling, but of course few writers today work at that length unless they're writing for teens or Harlequin.  Even the earliest Harry Potter books came in at well past that length -- and the kids didn't seem to mind!

        BTW, one of my favorite short-short stories (roughly three or four pages long in print) is Dorothy Parker's gem "The Waltz."  If you haven't read it, you really must: it's both very funny & kind of sad at the same time.  But mostly it's wickedly funny.

        To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

        by Youffraita on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 10:23:36 PM PST

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        •  hmm, never heard of that....... (1+ / 0-)
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          ........DP short (short) story.  But then the last I read about DP was a bio of her, rather than her own work.

          "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

          by chingchongchinaman on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 11:23:23 PM PST

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          •  Check it out, 3CM (0+ / 0-)

            It's incredibly funny.  It should be a SNLC theme sometime: perfect for it, in fact.

            To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

            by Youffraita on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:48:12 AM PST

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