Short Story or Novel…which do you prefer?
I’m doing a little research here this weekend. I was wondering if you would all help me out. I have quite a few ideas for new stories, I know, it happens once you’re bitten by the writing bug J
So I was wondering, do you as a reader prefer to read a short story or a full length novel? Oh, Deer and When It Leaves are short stories, which could be read in a single sitting, depending on the reader’s time constraints. I was told that it is actually harder to write a short story because you have to make sure everything develops (characters & story) in a short amount of time. A Novel, on the other hand, gives the writer ample time to let the characters and the story grow.
Now, I personally like both, BUT, I have always read print books until lately. Because I spend long hours working on a laptop, doing editing/copy editing, I prefer doing my "enjoyment" reading the good old fashion way, with print books. However, there are a lot of great writers and stories only found as an eBook, so I do read those now as well.
So that started my wondering if maybe other people feel the same way that I do. Does the fact that with eBooks you’re reading it off of a device, effect the amount of time you read in a single sitting, or whether you prefer a shorter story you can read to completion in that sitting, so next time you can start with a new book?
I do know I will be writing more short stories, but I also know a few will be novellas/novels.
I just thought this was a subject worth getting opinions on…
So please leave a comment and help me out!
Thank you so very much and enjoy your weekend!