Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
My style of writing
I have a few styles that I write in. Recently, I have been working on a new one. I call it "Laconic". Laconic means writing with few words. In my short stories, I try to convey a story with as few words as possible. It's an interesting paradigm because the challange is to make a story interesting to the reader and keep it under one-thousand words. One way to write in the laconic style is to avoid adjectives, but could you imagine a story with few adjectives? So the writer must strike a balance or the story line will be nothing more than statements.
The second challange is to develop the plot and not the character. The reason is that laconic stories convey a lesson or message. The character is not as important as the plot. So what this really means is that you drop things like the color of the car a person is driving or the material their clothes are made of, unless it is important to the story.
In my next post, I will include one of my stories as an example.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Final Listing of Publishers
Here is the final listinig of book publishers. I hope that you find them helpful:
202 N. Allen Dr., Suite A
Allen, TX 75013
Needs: Fantasy, military, mystery, science fiction, suspense
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 3 months
Science and Humanities Press
P.O. Box 7151
Chesterfield, MO 63006-7151
Needs: Adventure, historical, humor, litery
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 2 months
61428 Elder Ridge Street
Bend, OR 97702
Needs: Adventure, litery, mystery
Contact by: Query letter, responds in 1 month