Source text - English A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters and often concentrates on the creation of the mood rather than the plot.
The short story format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels. Short story definitions based on length differ somewhat, even among professional writers, in part because of the fragmentation of the medium into genres. Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference (or the story's actual needs in terms of creative trajectory or story arc) and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market. Guidelines vary greatly among publishers.
Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression, and artistic integrity. They attempt to resist categorization by genre as well as definition by numbers, finding such approaches limiting and counter-intuitive to artistic form and reasoning. As a result, definitions of the short story based on length splinter even more when the writing process is taken into consideration.
Translation - Malay Cerpen adalah satu hasil karya fiksyen yang kebiasaannya ditulis dalam gaya penulisan biasa, dan kadangkala di dalam format penceritaan. Sebuah cerpen biasanya mengandungi beberapa watak dan selalunya terumpu kepada penciptaan sesuatu emosi berbanding kepada plot.
Format cerpen lebih padat berbanding karya-karya fiksyen yang lebih panjang, seperti novel pendek (dalam gaya kurun ke-20 dan 21) dan novel. Definisi cerpen berdasarkan panjangnya berbeza, walaupun dikalangan penulis profesional sendiri, di dalam isinya kerana pemisahan medium kepada genre-genre.
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