Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Nugget #29 -- Strike One


The art and craft of writing a short story differs radically from 
that of writing a novel. Perhaps it's a bit unfair to the novelist
 to put this way -- but I believe it's apt and accurate -- in a 
novel or longer piece you have more room to lose your 
focus a little, and the reader may be willing to forgive 
you, but in a short piece, it's one strike and you're out.