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 …

Stephen King’s Latest Novel ‘If It Bleeds’ Has Been Revealed

Stephen King’s Latest Novel ‘If It Bleeds’ Has Been Revealed

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New Stephen King books come out almost as frequently as their eventual adaptations, and Entertainment Weekly was given an exclusive look at his latest due out next year.   If It Bleeds is a collection of four novellas written by King that each feature an original story: Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and If It Bleeds. Plot details are scarce, but publisher Scribner promises that each story will “pull readers into intriguing and frightening places”.     Here is the full cover:   Image Via Entertainment Weekly   If It Bleeds comes out May 5th, 2020.   …

Romance Writers of America Announces the 2019 RITA Award Winners!

Romance Writers of America Announces the 2019 RITA Award Winners!

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Exciting news for fans of literature! The Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association that gives out the highest honors for romance fiction. The awards recognize outstanding published romance novels and novellas, with the event itself unfolding at Manhattan on Friday, July 26th at a black tie awards ceremony. Up to 2,000 romance novels and novellas are judged each year by the judges, with the competition being narrowed down to 100 finalists after initial judging. Then, final round judges, also published romance authors, select one winner in each category from among the finalists. Image via Wikipedia This year, the …