What’s the Difference Between a Novel, Novella, and Short Story and Why Should You Care

The difference between a short story and a novella isn’t as simple as word count. Whether or not you understand those differences will affect how likely you are to get published and how well readers respond to your writing. Here’s why.

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Caitlin Berve is a fantasy author, editor, and speaker. Through her company Ignited Ink Writing, she edits novels, creates video tutorials, and writes. Using her MFA, she teaches creative writing at conferences, colleges, and Colorado writers’ organizations. Her collection of modern fairy tales When Magic Calls is available is paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats most places books are sold, including https://www.caitlinberve.com/books. Caitlin seeks to fill the world with the kind of writing that lingers with readers and find magic in modern times.

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