According to the post by Welsh novelist Cynan Jones, there should be no argument that there is a place for short novels for today's readers. He defines a short novel as one which can be read in two hours. Because of this time/length restriction, short novels must deliver their story line punch in the most economical word use possible. So, tight writing is a must. Mr. Jones also takes issue with the novella category of books as demeaning to the story form.
|Nobody knows tight writing like me.|
Panzer says, "All anybody who wants to know about telling a story using the smallest number of words needs to do is read my Monday Panzerisms."
Note: This is a l-o-n-g post. You'll need a thermos of tea and two muffins for today's reading.
To read the post, tootle over to short novels