29 October, 2005

SciFi Wire interview

There is an interview with me over at SciFiWire.

The out-takes are here at John Joseph Adams's blog.


Blogger Among Amid While said...

Nah, you can keep your eye on all the elements in a short story. A novel is so big they slide away from you and have to be tracked on spreadsheets and other nonsense. She says gloomily, about to dive into Little Peach again.

30 October, 2005 15:41  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Yes, but it's easier to see the word that's wrong in a short story, because the structure is so simple. I agree that it's unforgiving, but it also gives you such a small arena to sin in that you can't go really wrong for really long. And it's easier to rewrite the whole thing as an experiment - you can do it in a day or two, rather than a month or two.

Short stories are like contract work - you can keep a cheerful eye on where you might be working next week. Novels are like waged work, where you can't imagine it ever ending.

*puts head on desk and sheds tear or two*

31 October, 2005 06:08  

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