What do writers think about short stories? Here are a few quotes from a few great authors:
“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe
“A good [short story] would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit.” ~ David Sedaris
“Short fiction seems more targeted - hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it's a lot smokier and less defined.” ~ Paolo Bacigaliupi
"I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can you imagine the reaction reading a short story to a girl instead of pawing her?" ~ Ray Bradbury
"I decided to write short stories because they got rejected quicker." ~ Caroline B. Cooney
In short, short stories are fun!
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