How many of you had such a terrific story idea, with great characters. You probably can envision the setting. So you sit down and start to write, and you write and write until there is no more story to tell. When you finish, you look down at the word counter (don’t worry we all do it) and you see you have something in the ballpark of 6,000 words (give or take). It’s not long enough for a full on novel, but too long for a short. What is an author to do? Consider it a novella.
In a post from https://twitter.com/KMWeiland twitter account, author Anne R. Allen (http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/02/why-novellas-are-hot-and-how-to-write.html) interview award-winning novella author Paul Alan Fahey how he crafts his novella. The author contends that novella’s are growing in popularity and differently growing segment of the e-publish phenomenon.
Give it a read, see if it doesn’t spark so energy and interest in the writer in you.
Until next time,