By John Varley
From the instant John Varley burst onto the scene in 1974, his brief fiction was once like not anything a person else was once writing. His tales gained each award the technology fiction box needed to provide, repeatedly over. His first assortment, The endurance of Vision, released in 1978, was once crucial selection of the last decade, and altered what fanatics may come to count on from technological know-how fiction.
Now, The John Varley Reader gathers his most sensible tales, many out of print for years. this can be the amount no Varley fan-or technological know-how fiction reader-can do without.
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He confronts them and they are red-faced, denying everything. BANG: The tickets are for him and his wife, it’s his birthday surprise. I’m sure you could think of hundreds similar and have read quite a few in dentist’s waiting rooms! Most serious Magazine Fiction is between 1000 to 3000 words Anything up to 3000 words should ideally not have a much in the way of a subplot. It’s too confusing, It should be a linear story of events leading to a logical conclusion. In most ‘Story Magazines’, as in publications specifically designed to carry short stories, you can usually write up to 5000 words.
After all, Janet probably looks at a hundred of these letters a day. It’s pretty obvious to her what your letter is going to say, even before she opens the envelope. Unless you have something riveting to say, keep it short and sweet. Never try to sell your story, or explain something you feel the reader should know first. If your manuscript doesn’t work on its own terms, without any prior introduction, you shouldn’t be sending it out! You are free to send out your story to as many editors as you like and don’t let anyone tell you any different!
I blame the magazines themselves. When you read a magazine filled with ads and articles designed to entertain and divert you in the shortest time possible, why would readers want to linger over a page full of dense text? Mini stories usually come in at around a 1000 words. Modern True Love or © Rob Parnell Page 30 The Easy Way to Write Short Stories That Sell Romances fall into this category and follow a formula which I call the 1-2-3Bang format, as in, 1. Obstacle, 2. Obstacle, 3. Resolution? BANG: The twist.