Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane
This month time seems to have gotten away from meÖand Iím not even doing NANO!!! Could be the encroaching holidays, could be the yard work, could be the bronchitis that it took forever to get my voice back from -- well, a month anyway. There is always something to take us away from our writing unexpectedly or seasonally.
So whatís a scribbler to do? How about spinning a short story rather than a longer one?
Now, granted, short stories are a world unto themselves. The scope is tighter, not as much can happen, but things can still be done within its confines. In all the creative writing classes I took in college during the years spent on the BA and then on the MA (which has a long tag attached to it: ďwith an emphasis on Creative WritingĒ) I was stuck writing short stories because of the time allowances in a semester or quarter (one U broke the year down into three while the other did it in four parts). Professors donít appear to take to the NANO system, you see.