Tag Archives: fiction

Question 445: Small Concept

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Grace asks: I’ve had works rejected by publishers for being “small.” Do you have any thoughts on “small concept” stories and what works, or doesn’t work about them?

Resources Mentioned

Independence Day
Shakespeare
Down From Ten
Smoke Rings
A Ghostly Christmas Present
Bodies in the Basement
Pulp Fiction
James Clavell
Robert Ludlum
Lee Childs
Nora Roberts
Stephen King

 

 

Feedback: Interactive Fiction

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Vega and Dan discuss interactive fiction and text based games.

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Resources Mentioned:

Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation
Twinery
Choice Script
Inkle Writer
Texture Writer
StoryNexus
Colossal Cave Adventure
Zork
Fallen London
Failbetter Games: Retrospective

 

Questions 405: Season’s Writings

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Robert asks: “Does setting a story around a holiday help – or hinder – sales?”

Resources Mentioned

A Christmas Carol
A Ghostly Christmas Present

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Questions 404: Reading (and Writing!) the Comment Section…

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Cathy asks: “I’m writing an epistolary novel in the form of a blog format, and want to include comments as a sort of chorus. How can I do this and add to the story?”

Resources Mentioned:

Night Calls, The City of Dreams