Podcast 112 – Pros and Cons of Short Stories April 2nd, 2017 by Chris Winkle, Oren Ashkenazi and Wes Matlock This podcast won’t be very long. We promise, no more than 10,000 words. That’s because today we’re talking about short stories, those bite-sized morsels of narrative. We discuss how short stories are not simply scaled-down novels, how they’re useful for new authors, and how they require more effort per word than their longer cousins. Wes elevates the conversation by bringing up classic writers like Poe and Chekhov. Oren immediately brings it back down again with silly jokes about a certain gun. Chris has a few choice words about how much time short stories have to mess around in the introduction. Hint: it’s not a lot of time. Download Episode 112 Subscription Feed https://m.mythcreants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TMP112-Pros-and-Cons-of-Short-Stories.mp3 Have a question or comment for our hosts? Send it to [email protected] Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission. Show Notes: The famous six word flash piece is “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Charles Dickens Edgar Allan Poe and The Philosophy of Composition Anton Chekhov and his gun Is The Cherry Orchard a comedy or a tragedy? Chekhov’s Six Principles The Lady With the Dog Dagon Enjoying our podcast? Thank us with a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Read more about Short Stories Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name Email (will not be published) Send me an email alert for: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Message By submitting a comment, you confirm that you have read and agree to our comments policy.