Wednesday, December 10, 2008


A novelette is a short piece of fictional prose. Distinctions between novelettes and other literary forms relate mainly to word count.

Typical word counts:

Novel 80,000+
Novella 17,500 to 80,000
Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 < ---------
Short story 1,000 to 7,500
Flash fiction under 1,000

Remember this intriguing submarine bit? The novelette has not been published for public distribution. The film, THE RED SUBMARINE is in the planning stage and is looking for financing.

Almost a year later, we find:

When published after a few months, " THE MINI- SUBMARINE " will be available at 200 internet bookshops, and through 25.000 bookstores, globally, as well as directly from the publisher : ... Film Director Eduardo Coronado is interested in making this film, but no agreements have been made yet, due to lack of finances.

Do not be lulled into a false conclusion that only the title and promised public availability date of Askin Ozcan's elusive novelette have changed. We now have more plot teasers, too.

The main questions are: (1) if anxious readers already have more hints than will eventually be revealed on the book jacket; and, (2) if unknowns will be cast as the main characters when the related film is made.

As we eagerly anticipate both the novelette for film, and the film, we hope the answers will be NO and YES, respectively.

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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