Book and Story Fiction Writing Options


In this day and age of self-publishing and vanity presses, writers have more options for publishing their work than ever before with the Internet. Stories have been told in any number of ways, but there is an even greater opportunity for creative writing options worthy of exploration. I will list some traditional options with some that are becoming traditional.

Novels | Novellas | Short Stories

A novel is generally considered anything over 150 pages though I’d say more, while a novella is shorter in length but longer than a short story. Need examples: Breaking Ice is a book of short stories, here is a list of novellas that includes Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, and this list of 100 books is all novels.

E-Books | Digital

E-Books or e-books or eBooks are electronic formatted manuscripts made to be read on an electronic reader such as Kindle. They can be downloaded in pdf form as well. They are gaining popularity as a publishing option, and some authors publish in both hard-copy (book) form and e-book form. Digital is another name for e-book though postings on blogs can be considered digital publication.

You can publish your novel, novella or short story electronically.

Creative Options

Mobile text messaging doesn’t have to be limited to sending messages personally. Younger, creative types are using mobile to publish their stories. They are also using Facebook notes and Twitter updates to parcel out their novels, novellas, and short stories in chunks.

There is no right or wrong way to creatively express you. Any one of these forms is good. The most important thing to remember is that you just need to create. There’s a space for it, long or short, traditionally or non-traditionally.

Do you have a preference? If so, please let me know in the comment section. [Resource for you from Flavor Wire.]



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