How Long Should A Short Story Be?

Writing a new short story piece? Find out about different types of short fiction and how long each of them should be.

How long can a story be before it’s no longer a short story?

Or what’s the maximum short story length for flash fiction?

If you’re a fiction writer, you’re already familiar with the distinction between short stories, novellas, and novels.

But now that short stories themselves have sub-species of different lengths, how do you know which is which?

Do those stories you see in your Twitter feed from fellow writers qualify as short stories?

In other words, if there’s a maximum length for a short story, is there also a minimum one?

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Do You Know The Difference Between A Hyphen And A Dash? Here’s Your Go-To Guide 

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Do you know the difference between a hyphen and a dash?

Or between an en dash and an em dash

(Who even came up with the en dash as a separate thing?)

Even if you’re pretty sure of the difference between all three, sometimes it helps to read a clear overview of what sets these marks apart — and which one goes where. 

By the time you read this post, you’ll be a hyphen vs. dash expert. 

Prepare yourself. 

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All You Need To Know About Writing A Book Epigraph + Examples

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You’ve run across epigraphs that made you smile — and some that sent a chill up your spine. 

You have some idea of what it is, but what purpose does an epigraph serve

You’ve felt the words of a well-chosen epigraph draw you in immediately, setting a specific mood, foreshadowing elements of a story, or hinting at a theme.

How do you create the same magic for your book? 

Read on to find out. 

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What Is An Appendix And How To Write One For Your Book

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You’ve got some great content you want to add to your book.

But you’re not sure if including it in the main body of your work is a good idea. 

Though it’s helpful and interesting (at least to you), it would interrupt the flow of the chapter it supports.

Plus, it’s not essential for understanding your book.

But it does add something you think is pretty special. 

So, you’re thinking, “Is this appendix material?”

Read on to find out. 

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10 Steps To Illustrate Your Children’s Book 

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Would you like to illustrate your own children’s book

If you already have some skill at drawing, you have an advantage.

If not, this skill is definitely in the realm of the learnable. 

So, before you dive into every resource you find on how to get a children’s book illustrated by a paid professional, let’s look at how you might do this yourself — if you’re even a little inclined to try. 

The advantages of learning this could go far beyond your current project.

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Your Complete Guide To Publishing A Children’s Book On Amazon

how to publish children’s book on amazon

You’re ready to publish a children’s book on Amazon.

By now, you’ve put hours, weeks, months, or possibly years into crafting this labor of love. 

It’s a thing of beauty!

And you’re ready to share it with the world. 

Now comes the business of how to sell children’s books on Amazon, using the KDP eBook and print book setup pages. 

So, what steps do you need to take to do this right? 

We’re so glad you’re here! 

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21 Gorgeous Children’s Book Illustrations To Inspire You

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You’re looking for inspiring examples of children’s book illustrations — perhaps because you’d like to create your own. 

Even if you’ve decided to hire a professional illustrator, you want to know what illustration style best fits your book.

Maybe you’ve seen some beautiful children’s book illustrations that left you thinking, “Gorgeous… but not quite right for my book.” 

May those creative instincts, plus the inspiration from our list below, give you just the insight you need. 

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