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How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 15:20:12


Fan the Apostle
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Ok. So I just wanted to ask a question oh how long should a story be, self explanatory. And I mean in story, I meant in novels etc?
How would you define when enough is enough?

Would you define it by a word count?
Would you stop when you know you got the point across?
Would you stop when you finished certain goals that you have set yourself to complete, maybe fulfilling point 2 across?
Would you define it when you have put enough to meet or be above your set standard you set yourself?
Or do you have other opinions?

I just wanted to ask a question, that is all

Edited 10/26/2016 17:44:32
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 15:41:35


Cata Cauda
Level 57
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Depends on the story.

Some stories can become repetive very soon, making them boring and thus less enjoyable for the readers, such stories dont last very long usually.

Some stories can be litterally neverending. Always coming up with new stuff or more shocking/entertaining versions of previous events. Its hard to create such a story and storytellers usually try to keep the story flowing by introducing new characters, eliminating existing ones or evolving them. However that can be also achieved by changing the setting midtime. Like you dont have a "static" evironment, but rather a one that can be influenced by the character or is changing by itself. However that should not happen too quick, because then it gets confusing to read.

Then we have the kind of story that is aiming for a specific goal. Like, for example, a horror-story where the protagonists have to make it out before the time runs out/they dehydrate, etc etc. Such stories have a fix in-story-timespan, but can enlenghted by background stories or again evolving characters. Here it is important that it shouldnt evolve too quick.


I personally prefer the neverending story. Always with new stuff, however it really really takes a skillful writer to do so and is also very dependent on the settings given.
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 17:02:43


Zephyrum 
Level 60
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Your stories?

3 words long at best
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 17:24:13


OxTheAutist 
Level 58
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3 words is the absolute top amount, because it looks like he struggles by the fourth word

Ok. So I jut
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 21:49:39


DomCobb
Level 45
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One word- Fin
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 22:02:04


Spenglerian Traditionalist
Level 47
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when I get tired of it

no

don't know

maybe

maybe

yes
How long should a story be? - Your Opinion: 10/26/2016 23:53:04


Жұқтыру
Level 55
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Depends on the story.


That's all to be said.
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