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.
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (1 so far!)
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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