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WRITING QUOTE number 7 from the archive

Dinner partyMost stories we tell in real life are under 500 words. You’re at a party, everyone has a glass of wine, and suddenly you have the floor. You throw out your little story like a grenade. ‘Once I knew a guy who…’ And if you have any social graces at all, you probably keep it under 500. So my advice would be this: Don’t get all up in your head thinking short-short stories have to be poetry without the line breaks. Don’t put on your beret. Just tell a story, an actual story. Quick, while they’re still listening.
Rebecca Makkai

This quote first appeared on this blog on January 10 2016

2 comments on “WRITING QUOTE number 7 from the archive

  1. Jennie
    August 15, 2017

    Yes! 500 words is perfect to tell a story.

  2. bridget whelan
    August 16, 2017

    Hmmmm maybe. But some do need a bigger canvas….

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