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Back on the Short Story Horse (or Pony?)

I'm writing short fiction again to get away from the novels for a while. One story (The United Danish Boksnarf Association) is already out and testing the waters at the short story markets.

The second (Life Around the Bend) has been giving me a bit of trouble, and until I started today I had no idea why. Then it struck me that the two characters (old environmentalists both) had some trouble in their past and basically didn't trust each other anymore. That missing relationship was the key to making this a story about human beings and not just the new life form they're researching.

The story's still not writing itself, but at least I know where the big trouble is, and how the MC will change.  


Dinoflaggelate - via Wikipedia.org
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I have two links for you today. One is an interesting blog post by David Brin on how to get satellites to low Earth orbit without rockets.

The second is an interview with China Mieville, a 'weird fantasy' author who's not afraid to be imaginiative.

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bogwitch64
Mar. 21st, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! Good for you, love. The depth that added will really make a difference.
jakobdrud
Mar. 22nd, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Yes and no... I finished the draft, but I can't shake the feeling that something is still wrong. I'll leave it on the hard drive for now and take a fresh look later. But sooner or later I'm going to inflict it on some slush readers :-)
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