on Anne R. Allen:
Novellas, novelettes, and serial fiction are no longer”old fashioned.”
Do you know what George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds have in common?
They’re not novels.
Novellas went out of style in the mid-20th century, but now they’re back.
“Everything old is new again,” says the Peter Allen song. Novels, novellas, novelettes (and short stories and flash) have been around for decades. Make that centuries. In today’s publishing and authoring landscape there is less opportunity but more freedom.