The Differences in Self-Editing a Short Story vs a Novel

Having written both short stories and novels, Laurel Anne Hill approaches the self-editing process for each type in a different manner. The award-winning author and former underground storage tank operator says the length makes a huge difference. Hill has written short stories as long as 7,000 words, but most of hers are closer to 3,000 words. Because they’re so much shorter than a novel and take less time to write overall, Hill is able to take time to edit as she writes. If she’s writing a short...
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