Sunday, July 7, 2013

Writing a whole novella of backstory: excerpts from Joe Hill interview

I love reading through the short story magazines I'm subscribed to: Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. So potent. Novels, even good ones, often run the risk of losing the potency that a lot of short stories can retain with ease. That's part of the challenge of course.

I finished up the July issue of Nightmare Magazine today. It wasn't my favorite issue fiction-wise but the non-fiction worked for me. I really liked the interview with Joe Hill, who is the son of Stephen King apparently. Will have to check out his latest novel, NOS4A2, at some point.