Interesting discussions about world-building, from a diverse collection of writers – Alastair Reynolds, Nnedi Okorafor, M. John Harrison, etc.
In fiction, we remember the deaths that make us sad — ScienceDaily
Meaningful deaths (death of someone that redeemed themselves or sacrificed themselves for someone else).
Happy deaths (The hero finally kills the evil villain).
Varies by genre, but across all genres, people tend to remember meaningful deaths more than others.
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.
10:30 AM, October 19, at the Kapolei Public Library, I and three other Hawaii Fiction Writers members will each be reading a story for the annual HFW Scary Stories Halloween reading. Followed by lunch at the Kapolei Assagio’s, server of extremely tasty Italian cuisine.
My story is about a man, a mouse, and the association of small things: Just A Little Scary.
For more information, see the event on the Hawaii State Library site.
So come and be scared, if you dare!
… and a “good guy” in your story …
please stop writing clichés.
Write real people instead.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine review: Finding truths through myth and legend | PCWorld
Hear stories, tell your own, hear how your stories come back to you as retold by others. And experience how the American mythos formed and is reforming.
Fascinating and makes me want to subscribe to Steam to get it.
More games like this, please, Steam!