Guest Post: Michael Bray

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The Long & The Short Of It

Michael Bray

Although it may not seem so on the surface, there is a definite difference between approaching writing long fiction, such as novels etc., and shorter stories like the ones that appear in Funhouse. Both need to be approached in a different way, and I advise any author to get into the habit of practising both writing styles regularly.

For novel length works, you have to take into account a lot of things. The pacing of the plot needs to unravel at a slower pace, often you will also need to include several self-contained sub-plots to keep the reader engaged. Characters need to slowly develop, gradually revealing more and more about themselves as the story goes on. For an author used to writing shorter works, this can prove a challenge, and authors will often worry that their works will fall in that…

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