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    thecoopertempleclause New Member

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    An Anthology?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by thecoopertempleclause, Jul 27, 2012.

    I'm searching for a term to describe something. It's a series of short stories, all dealing with different characters, but they're all set against the same backdrop of events and occasionally there may be a crossover of details. The term "Anthology" is the closest I can find, but this leans more towards a collection written by various authors as opposed to one singular author.

    Any closer terms, or is that the one I'm looking for?
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    Like the Murakami book after the quake?
     
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    thecoopertempleclause New Member

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    Yeah, sounds pretty more along the same lines.
     
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    I would consider it a short story collection.
     
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    thecoopertempleclause New Member

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    Yeah, I was coming round to that consideration too. Now if only there was a more concise one-word term for that...
     
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    I looked up in the theaurus & it seems like the word digest explains what you are doing best. Don't know if you like that word but, if you don't, I think "collection" is the next best thing.
     
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    'digest' implies that the material has been condensed, a la 'reader's digest'... i wouldn't use that if i were you... it's really nothing but a 'short story collection'... there's no logical need to have a single word to describe that... your main problem is getting a traditional [= paying] book publisher to take it on... unless you're a well known author already, chances are nil to none, i'm afraid... but you can always take the e-book/self-publishing path...
     
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    That part isn't an issue. I have a website (see signature) where I post short stories and the like free-of-charge. It's been really good practice. I was after a one-word term for the article headline, but I think Short Story Collection is the only term which properly describes what I'm going for, so it will have to suffice.
     
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    Whatever the backdrop is, it is the connection, could you not include that in the title.

    e.g. Tales from the coffee shop.
     
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    There's the Spoon River Anthology as an example.
     

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