Jason Sanford's blog suggests that, if your aim is commercial success, you should avoid writing short stories: http://www.jasonsanford.com/blog/20...l-writer-avoid-short-stories?rq=short stories. In fairness, he himself likes and writes short stories; he is only saying that writers would be better off -- from a commercial perspective -- if they put all their effort into novels, rather than diluting their sweat with the tepid waters of the 6K story. As a great fan of the short form, I found this a little depressing, although I can see the logic in his argument. I just wondered what the Litopian view of Sanford's thesis would be? I suspect that most of you will be on his side, given the apparent preponderance of epic novels-in-progress among you all....