Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More on short stories

Following on from my meanderings about why I write short stories, Black Lace author Nikki Magennis recommended this article on the subject, by Steve Almond. Check it out. Interesting stuff.

3 comments:

Tilly said...

I love writing short stories. I'm currently writing proposals for two short story collections. But as a reader I prefer novels. Good short stories always leave me wanting to read more. But maybe I'm a size queen - I like novels with sequels and prequels and threequels.

And I'm very chuffed to be called an 'author colleague'

Nikki said...

I love Steve Almond. And if you happen to have a squizz at his photo, he's rather hot too...

Saskia Walker said...

Tilly ~ I love novels too, and I'm quite keen on plot. I liked his bold analysis but his comparative comments about novels veered into generalisation. I'm not keen on sweeping generalisations, in... er.. general.

Nikki ~ so he is! Thanks for pointing that out, that brightened up my breakfast time considerably. :)