The Mechanics of Fiction Writing
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What is a Story?
(Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Borders).
Here we'll develop a working definition of a story that's useful as a target to aim at for fiction writers. We'll also grapple with the fuzzyness of borders, a problem that recurs often enough in fiction (and in life) that it's worth spending some time exploring why and what we should do about it.