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I’ve been intrigued lately with the art of writing in 3 days, an article drawn from both the wisdom of Michael Moorcock and Lester Dent.

During my travels across the Internet, I’ve come to the conclusion that digital publishing is not only here to stay, it will become the norm. It seems to have drawn a whole new audience of readers into the forray, but on the other hand, those very same readers, thanks to the Internet, seem to have less patience and time for long, involved stories. Hence not only faster writing times, but shorter novels, or rather novellas.

Dent likes a 6,000 word story. Moorcock prefers about 60,000 words.

Old-fashioned writers with concepts tailor–made for a new–fashioned digital–savvy readership.

Cross-published at Red Room

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