Notions and Musings 1 (June 1, 2015)


Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?

Yesterday I somewhat rashly read a typo as an intentionally significant respelling, a dropped letter suggesting an element missing in the story, conspicuous in its absence. I am sorry that I misunderstood, but I'm grateful because that would be an interesting sort of symbolic wordplay. I think I'll do something similar, on purpose, for such symbolic meaning.

I'm reading HSAR's "Gunfire" series now, and marveling in its lithe, elegant construction. I am writing a few series now, but they are so different. They're overstuffed and beaten up sofas in comparison, uneasy chairs. "Gunfire" reads like a novel with really brief chapters, but you don't feel the briefness, you just ride along with the story. Characters are built up gradually and convincingly. It could be a hit in book form, maybe. I'd sure read it again.

I want to try some experimental things with the Ficlatte framework as my irregular battle room. Give myself a challenge. I love writing things on the fly, but maybe sometimes quality should be first.


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Oh, you flatterer, you.

The microfiction form is a style just like any other - write a little and you'll find your own cadence. I've been doing this for a good long while, so the old dog has a few tricks.

I've been editing Gunfire's predecessor, Airships, into a book form these past few days. It's more difficult than one would think.

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