Exploring Length in Fiction

Exploring Length in Fiction

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As I learn more about fiction, I’ve found the different types of fiction very interesting. Normally, the “types” of fiction refers to genres: whether a piece is literary fiction as opposed to romantic or sci-fi. However, I’m talking more about length in fiction. There are about four general lengths in fiction: flash fiction, short stories, novellas, and novels.     Flash Fiction Flash fiction refers to short works that are, usually, under 1,000 words. This includes Dribbles, Drabbles, and six-word stories. Flash fiction is like a burst of juice on your tongue; something short and sweet. These short, short stories …

12 ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Quotes For When the World Is Your Oyster

12 ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Quotes For When the World Is Your Oyster

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One of the first big movies I can recall watching when I was around 12 was the utterly classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just the name makes me think of something untouchable and irreplaceable. After that I’d stop and watch it with my mom, my grandma, or by myself whenever I saw it on TV. I feel like everyone has a special place where they hold a movie like that.     Based loosely off the Truman Capote novella of 1958, the 1961 film had slight changes in the plot, but it was no less charming. It portrays the story of …

12 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Quotes For When the World Is Your Oyster

12 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Quotes For When the World Is Your Oyster

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One of the first big movies I can recall watching when I was around 12 was the utterly classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just the name makes me think of something untouchable and irreplaceable. After that I’d stop and watch it with my mom, my grandma, or by myself whenever I saw it on TV. I feel like everyone has a special place where they hold a movie like that.     Based loosely off the Truman Capote novella of 1958, the 1961 film had slight changes in the plot, but it was no less charming. It portrays the story of …

5 Cozy Christmas Stories That’ll Make You Wish You Had a Fireplace

5 Cozy Christmas Stories That’ll Make You Wish You Had a Fireplace

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Can you picture this: You’re curled up on a comfy chair covered in soft pillows and warm blankets. The fireplace is crackling as fluttering embers ascend through the chimney and there’s a hot mug of something sweet at the table next to you. Throw in a cute cat or dog, some fuzzy socks, and it sounds complete, right? WRONG! Where the bloody hell is your reading material?! ‘Tis the season to read everything you possibly can in the coziest settings and highest spirits!   If you’re like me and can’t pick a book or two to focus on this season, …