Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Short Stories

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, but the longer I write short stories the less I understand how they work, or why one thing will work sometimes and not others, and why some things work for some people and don't for others, or why the only way to talk about short stories is in generalities (but as the form is so varied, that kind of makes sense, so I guess I do).

Here's an interesting link, worth checking out if you haven't already. I think Richard Ford is a marvelous short story writer, and this article rings true, but even if it doesn't it's quite an interesting piece.

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