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Happy New Year, one and all! I thought I’d start the New Year talking about what I’m working on at the moment, putting individual stories up on Amazon and Smashwords. Between publications and backlog, I’ve got about 200 to play with, so it’s a pretty big task, given that I’d like to have almost all of them up by the end of the month. But if I consider that some are flash, which I’ll put up individually on QuarterReads and release in a compendium, it becomes less daunting.
“The whole point of a short story is to assassinate the reader. You donâ€™t have the time or the space to go to war or do large maneuvers, you canâ€™t do chapters of elaborate setup, thereâ€™s much less room for character developmentâ€”a good writer can get more character development in, but that isnâ€™t my particular strength. Anyway, everything in the short story has to drive toward a short sharp point, whatever it is youâ€™re trying to leave the reader with at the end of the story.” -Yoon Ha Lee