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Is Your Idea Better Suited to a Novel or a Short Story?

You’ll start to note the difference between your longer- and shorter-form ideas—but if you’re not sure, there are some questions you can ask.

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Adrienne Celt is the author of the novels End of the World House (forthcoming 2022), Invitation to a Bonfire, and The Daughters, as well as the comic chapbook Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary. Find her online at or @celtadri.