Never approach short stories one at a time. If one approaches short stories one at a time, one can quite honestly be writing the same short story until the day one dies.
It is best to write short stories three or five at a time. If one has the energy, write them nine or fifteen at a time.
Short story writers customarily brag about having read Petrus Borel. In fact, many short story writers are notorious for trying to imitate Borel’s writing. What a huge mistake ! Instead they should imitate the way Borel dresses…
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