The scattered thoughts of short story writer Sandra Seamans
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Murder in the First
Max Allen Collins has some interesting thoughts about killing your victim in the first chapter of a novel. Even in short fiction there is that "jump feet first" into the action that seems almost to be mandatory these days. While I like my stories to move along, there are times that I'd like to kick back and take a bit of time to develop the story more. Impossible with flash but something that would work in longer stories if it didn't try the patience of readers.