[LMB] essay question

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Tue Jul 23 15:47:33 BST 2019

Micki, you could even write classic-form poetry (sonnets, sestinas, rondos, and the like) and your artistic license would be as valid as ever.  You, GO, girl!
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On Monday, July 22, 2019, 07:26:14 AM GMT+9, Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:

[LMB] essay question

M. Haller Yamada thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 20 07:27:11 BST 2019

Micki... :Also, I would love to know more about why novellas work for
you. I meant to ask if I could ask you three questions about novellas,
but I procrastinated too much on that one. (-: I'm seeking validation
for writing novellas. In my brain, I know that, "Because *I* want to
writeone, and the story is exactly that length" is validation enough.
But my heart wants a mentor to say that and give me permission. Why I am
like that is a blog post for another day.

LMB:  Yes, Micki, you may write all the novellas (or any other length)
your heart desires.  There are actually no genre police who will break
down your door at night and arrest you for coloring outside the lines.

Hold the  questions about novellas till I am less fried, but I find it a
very interesting length and, properly prodded, could likely find
something to say for you about them.

Ta, L.

Aw, thanks! I shall print this on parchment, and if anyone yells at me
for writing novellas, I'll show them my spiffy License to Novella. (Artistic License
according to Writing Code #714, Section 8B.)

I will be in touch in a couple of weeks, to see if you are fried or not. Thanks!

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