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The trick is to measure your story in words, rather than pages. Your page count depends on arbritrary things like font size, page size and line spacing. You'll find that, when it comes to publishing opportunities, length is nearly always expressed in words. The first story I sold was 71 words (here). The publisher wanted stories of no more than 75. This ...


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In my opinion, a short story is a very precise, succinct set of plot points which outlines and resolves the situation in quick movements. How quickly can you get the story out without compromising the feeling of each movement. How quickly can you create suspense without it feeling akward. The length is a good balance between good movement and quick ...



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