Ann Patchett says…

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“When well told, a story captured the subtle movement of change. If a novel was a map of a country, a story was the bright silver pin that marked the crossroads.”

SOURCE: Goodreads AUTHOR: Patchett

Paolo Bacigalupi says…

noun_15788_cc_quote“Short fiction seems more targeted – hand grenades of ideas, if you will. When they work, they hit, they explode, and you never forget them. Long fiction feels more like atmosphere: it’s a lot smokier and less defined.”

SOURCE: Goodreads AUTHOR: Bacigalupi