Weil: The novella can combine the intensity of a short story with the generosity of a novel. More recently, I wrote a novella that was particularly dark and painful and, while there are certainly novels that plunge their readers into that for many hundreds of pages, I felt the level of emotional difficulty and intensity would have to be leavened over a work longer than a novella — so the form felt necessary to stay honest to the tone.
Deal: My advice is to read some novellas and see if the form suits you. Melville House has a wonderful series of reissued novellas. If there are various places to expand, it sounds more like a novella.
Consider your characters. In short stories, writers usually create characters in a sparse way.
In a novella, you need to develop them, to go into more depth. Also visualize particular scenes in your mind. Plan several important scenes as well as thinking of the book as a whole. Expand the scenes. In short stories, we may cut the scenes short, but the novella allows you to more fully develop them. Fully describe the action.
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Let the dialogue build. Add some twists and turns to the plot.
Surprise the reader! Keep the pace lively and brisk, the story moving swiftly along. Smiley: Because a novella is only about a hundred pages long, the reader will give the writer a little more leeway for different types of complexity — but you can only choose one type of complexity.
But once you choose which type of complexity you want to focus on, you can really make that complexity intense and almost overwhelming, because you have to put it on the page, explore it, and wind it up in a fairly short time.
A good model is Kafka — much of his work gains intensity because it is focused and not very long. He immerses us in strange situations, explores the situations, and leaves the background out. Weil: Focus relentlessly on whatever the core of your novella is. We take our role as a non-commercial publisher seriously, and therefore we are open to all of those forms.
In that sense AQR is among the scarce platforms that publish works that are generally too short or too long to be published in mainstream magazines. Other than the practical consideration that we do not have unlimited space in our print editions, the length of a work is certainly not what primarily drives our decision-making. We will likely continue in this vein for the time being, although that number mostly depends simply on how many great manuscripts we get of that size, not any predetermined quota.
With our emphasis on helping launch the career of new writers specifically utilizing the novella format, we like to keep our focus really concentrated. We market them in our Short-ish series, which includes extended essays, as a way to highlight them. Spatz: At their best, these longer stories provide opportunities for narrative complexity and extended development in service of character in ways not possible in the shorter forms.
By the same measure, pushing those works to novel length would gravely dilute their power and focus. It really comes down to the fact that the novella is neither a lesser form of the novel nor a padded version of the short story. When the novella succeeds, it is because the additional length of the work is required to tell that particular story and bring it to its fullness of feeling and effect. It ends up that length because there is no more to cut and no more to expand upon, which I think indicates a very thought-through, intentful manuscript. The limited length lends itself to more intensity, sometimes with breathtaking concision, sometimes by sustaining a style or technique over a spectacular duration.
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So we can look back in amazement at what Jesus did? They are historic moments in which a real God met real pain so we could answer the question. The God who forgave King David still offers you forgiveness. The God who helped men and women in ages past still comes into your world, and he comes to do what you can't, to move the stone away so you can see his answer. We ordered 20 copies for a Sunday School class. This reprint is very small outside dimensions and the print is terribly small, making reading difficult.
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