I’m revising a short story with an unreliable narrator… and wrestling with the POV issue. I feel like I don’t know anything about the story. I don’t even know if there’s a problem with the story. I’m probably going to have to send it to someone for a second opinion. And… it’s going to have to be someone I know pretty well. A writer, who can handle a question like… “Hey, is there something wrong with this?”
October 5 question – What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre?
Right now? I think it’s something about the escapist quality. Most times? I think the benefit of Science Fiction is that a tall, skinny guy with tentacles is able to say things that anyone else might not. That you can reach into things that people wouldn’t listen to, if the same ideas were presented in a real-world scenario.