It's time for another What's Your Answer feature. I pose questions, you offer answers in the comment section. If you answer one, feel free to expand. If you answer more, please shorten your answers. You're welcome to include one URL or blog link when replying.
Here we go:
Since I am a contributor to the soon to be released anthology, The Corner Cafe, along with some of the others here at The Blood Red Pencil, I'm offering a few related questions.
Do you like to read or write short stories?
Sometimes. Short stories are a great diversion while waiting at a doctor's office or other place where I know I can't finish a full length book, yet prefer to read something other than magazines.
What about novellas, which are longer than short stories, but shorter than full length novels?
I've been gravitating more and more toward novellas, which are typically in the range of 20,000 words. They're not as short as short stories, and have a little more meat to them, yet get to the point instead of dragging along. It's so much easier to keep track of what's happening in a novella than a full length book.
That said, I still enjoy well-crafted, full-length books. I read them if the plot intrigues me, if I like the author. They are good for reading on vacation, or on long car rides, when I'm obviously not the driver.
I guess you've figured it out by now. I find ways and means to read any length books.
Next is a burning question that seems to be on the minds of many authors and editors.
Which is better - One or two spaces after a period?
I was taught years ago (I won't say how many) that it's proper to put two spaces after a period. Since then, my editor, Helen Ginger, and others have mentioned that the two-space rule is out, and one is better.
I prefer one space, but old habits die hard. I sometimes forget and add that extra space. That's where the Search and Replace feature comes in handy in my software program.
Now it's your turn. Please use the comment section to voice your opinion on one or more of the above questions.
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