I just (Sept. 19th) had a shout-out on The Indie Spotlight, something I hadn't really expected, for a novella I have out on Kindle, Collateral Damage. I haven't been promoting the book (it's only out as an e-book), because there's a chance a publisher who has read it might be interested in a print publication, bound with yet another novella of mine. So I was curious about the response it'd get from the hundred or so people I notified concerning The Indie Spotlight interview and story sample.
Taut prose, they said. Tense. Fast paced.
Hmmm. Not what I intended (my narrator would really be confused at that), but a fairly well put together story will usually elicit responses from readers that the writer couldn't possibly have expected.
The story's told in first person by a mentally decaying writer, and I'd expected some comments or concerns about the narrator's reliability. Not a word, but that's okay. Anyone who reads to the final few pages will have major issues with my narrator and how he's been depicting the drama surrounding him and his family.
This is one way of writing a mystery: the reader will have to sift through "facts" coming from the narrator's perceptive cloud, hoping to find a few clues to what's really been happening.
Well. I may have said too much already.
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Native American culture. Education. Creative writing.