Not Every Story Is A Book
I gave some advice in a writers Facebook group that I thought could be shared more broadly. Someone was struggling with their story. Don’t we all from time to time? My comment was:
Do you have a book in you or do you have a story in you? The difference in it being a book is just the medium – if a book seems not quite right, I’d say think about what formats might suit both you and the story.
This was in the lead up to NaNoWriMo 2021, so it’s fair that people had novel on the brain. But a story that doesn’t suit the novel format doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile, it might just mean it’s not a novel. That’s fine. It can be something else.
If you ever get stuck on your story, really stuck, remember, not every story is a book.
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