Monday, January 30, 2012

Short Stories

So last week I started writing a Sci-Fi short story.  I've tried my hand at some shorts before, including Flatiron City, but I've never been very good at it.  As I mentioned before, my plan is to post these shorts on this blog, and today I want to go in-depth as to why that's my plan.

First of all, I want to share my writing with all of you, and original pieces that aren't part of a book are a great way to do that without potentially violating a publishing contract or teasing you with excerpts from a book that may never get published.

Second of all, the style that I'm writing isn't something I've seen in Sci-Fi magazines before.  Now, I don't read every magazine ever published, but in my experience, most of those periodicals are looking for something more abstract, avant garde, and very high-brow.  I have nothing against that, but that's not what I want to write.  I want to write pulp fiction.  The hard-hitting, in-your-face action adventure that takes place in outerspace.  And I don't want it to take itself too seriously.

This is fun for me, and I get to do a lot of experimentation as I play around with my style.  Again, I have nothing against all of that other stuff, and I really want to take the time to read more of it, but it's not what I see myself writing.  And in my (admittedly limited) experience, that just doesn't get published.  So I'll publish it hear, after extensive editing and revising.


  1. Okay. So I'm wondering. Is some of this going to be like Cowboy Bebop cool style?

  2. Good luck with the short stories, Giles. I look forward to reading them.