A short scene — continued?

ImageI realize that I write a lot of “micro-fiction” — little scenes that evoke a mood, or at the very least give my nervous fingers a place to roam. Generally, I like them — there’s something pleasant about a nice little haiku of a story, balanced and complete on the edge of a sword. Often just to catch a shimmery little butterfly-idea, or a nice turn of phrase.

Plus, they don’t take too long to write.

Also — I think a lot of fiction on ‘teh intarwebs’ quickly spirals down into TLDR -country. The main purpose of this blog is to showcase my writing in easily palatable little dribs and drabs.

But, am I getting into a bad habit? Would any of you like to see some longer pieces — or the continuation of a shorter piece I’ve posted before? I’ve been poking at Star Prophet and thinking about turning it into a full short story. Thoughts?

6 thoughts on “A short scene — continued?

  1. I don’t like reading longer works on the internet. I do read using the Kindle app on my iPhone which I love. So, if you do longer works, I would encourage you to put them up on Amazon (either for free or the requisite 99c). But if you do that, then you’ll have to get serious about it and actually fret about editing and such.

    Just do it and post it to your blog. If you get readers, great. If not, then you know that length and format doesn’t work so well for you.

  2. I’ll read until my eyes fall out and stick to my iPad. How many times have I commented, ‘more!’? Star Prophet is yet another I’d like to find out more about. Big vote yes for continuing on!

  3. I dunno if this would work for you, but I started doing a serial story sort of thing to get into this. I wasn’t sure if my stories were up to par, pace-wise, so I gave myself a limit of 500-1000 words and told myself I NEEDED to make each section interesting and exciting on its own, while still being a part of the whole.

    I think it worked for me(you can check it out on my site if you want), but no idea if it’d work for you. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds with the short/long thing you mentioned, though.

    I think usually if you’re going to do longer works it’s better to rope people in with some snippets first though, so you’ve definitely got that part down. I dunno, give it a try and see how it goes?

    • That makes a lot of sense, Josh.

      I have some serial fiction that I work on just about every day with some friends, called Lodestar — so that keeps me in writing shape. I’m just thinking about some more concentrated pieces for the blog — true short stories instead of just micro-fiction, or tiny scenes.

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