The Latest Progress Report for The Guardian

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I love reading short stories. They’re definitely very popular too – I’ve met a couple of people who hardly ever read anything else.

Have We Had Help?


If you read the lovely Jo Robinson’s post yesterday on getting bored with your current WIP, all is not lost. It might just be that you are nearing the end of the particular WIP, even though you don’t realize it.

What do I mean? Read on…


I’ve finally realized after many sleepless nights and endless hours of thought that my current science fiction WIP – The Guardian in all likelihood will end up as a long short story. In fact, the more I think about it – it’s a given. Each story always dictates its own length. Despite what many may think, the writer often has no say in the matter. Why? Because once we start a story in a specific way, it inevitably guides you towards where it needs to end, regardless of what you want. In other words, the story is in charge, not you.


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2 thoughts on “The Latest Progress Report for The Guardian

    Jack Eason said:
    April 25, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for reblogging it Jo 😉


    Tienny The Storyteller said:
    April 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm



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