Novels Aren’t Built Out of Short Stories

Both forms have their merits, but they’re two different beasts.

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There seems to be a misconception among aspiring writers that, in order to build up their writing chops, to ascend the mountain called writing the great American novel — or, should I say, the great globalist novel, now? — that they need to write a whole bunch of short stories.



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Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.