Write the story, not a novel

“To this day, I don’t sit down and say, I’m writing a novel. That would terrify me! Novels are long and complicated and I don’t know how anyone ever writes one! No, I sit down and say I’m writing a story, and today I’m going to write either two pages, or one scene, whichever comes first! :-)”
— Linda Sue Park
from transcript http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/park.shtml

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