Hi all. I've been doing what the title suggests for the last year or so after feeling like I wasn't equipped to write a novel. Now that I've written a couple of short stories I realize that novel writing is a much different process. Do you think short stories are basically condensed novels? Having read about 100 pages of a novel recently I realized that those first 100 were basically just building up to what is now happening. Writing 100 pages of buildup with tiny conflicts brewing in the meantime is something that short story writing doesn't seem to help with. Thoughts?