Advice to storytellers from me

Tell the story that needs to be told, in the way it needs to be told, to the length it needs to be told.

Don’t poison a story by insisting it must be an apple when it’s really an orange.

Don’t stunt a story by forcing it beyond its natural growth nor by forcing it to grow in a box too small.

“Genres” and “standard story lenghs” are publisher’s artefacts, not part of storytelling.

Breakthroughs don’t come through abiding by conventions and working in boxes.

AND

  And the rail looms

a Frankenstein lurking

over everything yanking

feet from under us wanking

   its way along dumping

     wasted lumps into an

        apocalyptic

            revelation

                    sea.

The beast arises.

And the rail ends.

© 2017 David W. Jones

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