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Use this tag for questions about short stories. Do not use this tag for questions about novellas, flash fiction, or other types of short fiction.

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Short story collections are notoriously had to place over the transom. Typically a writer will have published most or all of the stories in other venues and then work with an agent to market the colle …
answered Nov 24 '12 by Chris
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There are no "rules" for fiction, and appropriateness depends on whether it achieves the effect in the story you want it to. There are many examples of novels which include poems/songs/lyrics (think …
answered Nov 6 '12 by Chris
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If you haven't written much fiction, I'm going to make a contrary suggestion: start with the goal of writing a good short story. This is a good way to force you to really nail down the plot...and the …
answered Nov 22 '12 by Chris