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A question of content

I went out for dinner with ksumnersmith last night and during the course of conversation, most of which involved a lot of structure neep (because I really, really, really enjoy writing process discussions, to the point of complete over-focus which would bore almost any other writer out of their mind), she mentioned that there is nothing of my written work available on-line. This has come up, for her, because when she talks about my work with other people, she has nothing to point them at.

This would be because I am a dinosaur.

She strongly suggested that I put up at least a few .pdfs of my shorter work someplace where readers could actually get to it, to get some idea of what my writing is like. But my short fiction isn't really like my novel-length fiction. I think. I'm possibly not the best judge of this.

Because MeishaMerlin closed its doors, the collection that would have been published by them is not going to be published by them. I haven't actually tried to sell the collection anywhere else; I sort of didn't try to sell the collection to MM, either (Steve asked).


I'm asking for suggestions of possible short story downloads, because it seems reasonable to put a few of them up on the not-very-much-used website. It's also been suggested elsewhere that I put up a chapter or two of previous novels.


Apr. 20th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I must admit, I have not read many your short stories because I'm really lazy about tracking those things down if they're not in an anthology for one author. (So, uh, Patricia McKillip's Harrowing the Dragon and Forster's Collected Stories are about my limit.) But, I did track down "Warlord" because I have a crush on Avandar Avandar is an interesting and dynamic character. I think that would be a good story to put online because it ties in with the West books and fills in some gaps for readers of those novels, and the writing is not so terribly different.

Beyond that, I have no suggestions. Although, if you have two or three short stories that you really like, those would probably be a good idea.