If not now, when: 4 Tips to Writing a Novella and Writing it now

Novellas have found a new home nowadays. It’s easier to write and maintain stories because of the Internet. It’s a breeding ground for new ideas and there are platforms that cater to the novella style of writing. It’s an ideal form of publishing a story that’s been brewing around your head for years, even more so now that it’s easier to reach a readership.

Strike While the Iron is Hot

There are websites—Wattpad and fan-fiction sites—that cater to the novella style of writing. Publish or not, here are some reasons why it’s fast becoming a well-loved writing form:

A New Idea Each Write. Writing a novella can be fun, but it’s especially fun if you can write a different story each time. Novellas are short and sweet and can be finished in one sitting. It’s an especially great way of writing if you’ve got ideas bursting to come out.

No Need to Publish. This means you can worry about publishing yourself—novellas are pretty simple and straightforward, and the Internet provides you with another avenue to publish your work. You can choose to save money by going online or at least try your hand through a self-published, soft paperback form.

Creating a World. A novella is unique, and that uniqueness extends to creating a world of your own. Maybe you have an idea that is too big to contain in one novella; maybe there are a set of characters whose stories you want to pursue in a world of your creation. Whatever the reason, novellas can help you create a world and a group of characters.

A Quick Read for Online Readers. Like previously mentioned, novellas have become even more popular especially with readers of the online variety. With its fast-paced form and shorter word counts, novellas are a hit among the eReading crowd.

A Story of your Own

Are you ready to start writing your own stories? What ideas would you explore in a novella? Whatever the reason, writing your own story has become easier with novellas. Let those ideas out of your head and into the world!