I've got a real craving to write a novella. I want to stretch myself. So I'm looking for advice. Here's what I know:
Novellas are longer than short stories, by definition. Let's say short stories are anything up to 7.5 thousand words and novellas are 17.5-40 thousand.
One thing I've learnt about writing is there aren't any hard and fast rules. And that's the way I like it. But in general you can say that novellas:
Have more plot elements.
May incorporate subplots
Might spend longer on character description and setting.
Can incorporate multiple points of view.
And from a personal point of view: can't be written without planning. (I know, I've tried).
That's about it. My plan is to read a couple of Susan Hill's novellas with a writers eye, making notes about the plot-line and pacing.
Now, what else do I need to know? Do you the three act structure for planning, or other planning structures (with short stores, I just wing it) Do you write at this length? What else should I be thinking about?