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Novels are difficult to write because of size, but short stories are difficult because they require perfection.
Any tiny little mistake in a short story becomes magnified into gigantic proportions.
If a minor character fails to come alive in a novel, you can forgive the error because there is so many other things to enjoy, but if a minor character falls flat in a short story, a reader will become annoyed and a literary magazine editor will throw it away.
“Books are people
What appears to be but simple pages,
Are pieces of what was once alive:
Yellow and wrinkled and ripped and crisp.
Pieces of love and hatred and strife.”
Why would anyone want to write a book?
The headaches, the long hours, the frustration, the tears, the sleepless nights, the overwhelming loom of failure, and for what? All because a writer is vain enough to believe that her story is good enough for the world to know?
The short answer: Yes.
Are you a curious novelist exploring uncharted genres or are you a current writer of the past seeking new adventures?
Whatever your purpose, these 40 historical writing prompts, partnered with a collection of vintage photographs, are guaranteed to help you get ideas, transcend to an inspiring era and help you to write your own piece of history.