Jazzy: My question is… What is easier for y'all to write, long stories, or short stories? Because, I have a habit of making my stories with a long process, which takes FOREVER! So, I was just wondering about the rest of y'all.
And another is… which do you prefer to write/read, detailed and super descriptive, or blunt and very straightforward with little description? I personally like a lot of words and descriptions. But, that's just me. :)
Kate: When I first joined Noble Novels, I had a TERRIBLE time trying to write a concise but descriptive and interesting story. Since then, it's become a lot easier; and I've learned to actually enjoy writing stories in the 1,000 to 3,000 word range. But I would still say that prefer writing longer stories. I'm not sure which I find easier... One of the books that I find really awesome at teaching how to write book length stories is "Structuring Your Novel" by K.M. Weiland. ; )
I LOVE description, but not in a rambly way. : ) For me, everything must have a purpose in creating setting. I'm a little picky in that area. ; )
Holly: Great questions Jazzy! For me, it's WAY easier to write longer stories, but hard to keep them up for long. Shorter stories are harder for me to write as I do enjoy more detail. I believe there is a point in a story where more detail is needed and still other points where less detail is needed. I enjoy reading and writing a good balance!
1) I have never finished a long story, so short so far. :)
2) It really depends on the story and the author's writing style.
Pearl: 1) I haven't written a really long story before. My longest I think is under 3,000 words!
2) I like somewhere in between. One of the authors who's books I really enjoy reading is Elizabeth Enright. She does just the right amount of description.
Liberty: 1) I just write, and then if it's a long story, than it's a long one, if it's a short story than it's a short one. :)
2) I write blunt and very straight forward, and I enjoy reading a more detailed book.