But is it ever a good idea to write a novel from a short story? Short stories are a unique entity, and the best ones are focused on a very specific moment in time. Novels span weeks, months or years. Can you expand a short story successfully?
I hope so. So many of my short stories have fascinating characters that I would love to be able to explore more fully. My heroin addicted ballerina for example. And my beach house family who I have ignored most shamefully this year. I apologize.
Do you use short stories as springboards to novels? Or is that just a bad idea?