|Posted on Friday, April 04, 2003 - 07:44 pm: |
Great story and interview in the latest Cemetery Dance. Wishing you much continued success.
|Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 10:18 am: |
Thanks greatly for the kind words, they're much appreciated! Especially glad that you dug "Voice C."
John Thompson Jr.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 01:23 am: |
I also enjoyed "Voice C," one of the first stories to produce a genuine chill in me in quite some time. It is also an admirable example of tight writing. Just curious; do you outline before you begin a project or do you prefer the more intuitive approach?
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 05:29 pm: |
I outline the barest minimum when working on novels, and not at all on short stories. I follow my guts and, if I hit a wall, I go back and try to figure out where I went wrong. But for the most part, I start with a concept, image, scene, or mood that's already in the middle of tension and run it out to the end.
Thanks for the note, much appreciated.