I realized something that when reading some of most short stories of earlier written works thier are either scenes or chapters from full complete novels.
So how do we do this as writers, take a scene or chapter from our work that is already written and create a new or extended story?
One way we can do this is to write a frame narrative or flashback. We can also use both .
Both JK Rowling and Frederick Marryat constructed short stories by using flashback or mentioning characters from the scenes of their novels .
However , we can also write the scene from our novel in a way where it is totally excluded from the novel itself in its own story usually starting off in Media Res or using a characters dialogue or thought .
In retrospect each scene or chapter can also be considered its own mini story if written well. Where a chapter or scene if broken down in parts should have consistent act structure like much of your whole novel.
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