Thursday, November 17, 2011
Short Story Readers and Writers
First a question for those who have read a lot of EQMM or AHMM. I have read issues from time to time but not often enough to know the answer to this. Do they ever publish stories with an element of fantasy in them? Where the mystery is solved but perhaps through a bit of kismet.
What would you say is the number one reason, you get stalled with a story. Because right now I have about a half dozen sitting idle.
#1. It's somewhat based on a true story and that is actually handicapping me.
#2. I can't get the right voice or the proper person to tell it.
#3 I am trying to rework an old story and it's fine the way it is. Not meant to be a crime story.
#5 No good ending in sight.
#6 This seems all too familiar. Did I already write it or did someone else?
And I am sure there are more. What stalls you most often?