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It's done all the time, Charles Stross's first two Laundry Files "novels" were in fact collections of earlier short fiction, albeit somewhat edited. The reverse is also done, this is called serialisation where large works are broken into small sections for publication in magazines. You do need to make sure your contractual obligations are compatible with ...


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You can't plagiarize yourself. It's actually pretty common for writers to turn a short story (or several) into a novel. Your only issues are about copyright. If you self-publish the stories, you of course retain the copyright. If you use a traditional publisher (including magazines, websites, etc), you will have a contract (if you do not have a written ...


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Consider Nightfall by Issac Asimov & Robert Silverberg. The novel was published in 1990, but it was actually an expansion of a short story that Asimov originally wrote in 1941. Unless you have a contract with a publisher that legally prevents it, you can do whatever you like with your own work.


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I've not seen many short story-based video games; but among those I have, by far my favourite is What Remains of Edith Finch. You explore an abandoned home to learn the tragic causes of early deaths attributed to a family curse. I'd say the total amount of writing in the game is comparable to a film or novella, but it's mostly read aloud or revealed through ...


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There are no hard and fast rules for writing stories. However, I can tell you what works for me in short story writing. Working back from the ending As I mentioned in this answer, I like to work from the punchline backwards. In your case, the result of the election is the punchline (or kicker). What would make that ending feel like a shock? What needs to ...


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Sometimes with writing, what matters is getting the story down. If it is too long, or too slow, it is easier to find ways to cut it back when it already exists. If you worry too much about getting it right on the first try, not only will you fail to do much writing but you will still not have a perfect version of the little writing you did do. Instead, ...


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