Hands up who likes Short Stories!
These days of rush, and time-poor readers, has probably led to an increase in readership of this genre. That’s my theory, anyway.
Now, I like Short Stories. I like them for several reasons; their brevity, their punch, their relative simplicity.
Some Short Stories have a reputation for leaving readers up in the air. Recently, a friend complained to me that she didn’t really enjoy them much, for that reason.
Well, this is where mine differ from the norm. With few, if any, exceptions, my Short Stories provide at least a degree of resolution. Sometimes, a tale is continued at the end of the volume; as in the case of my ‘life and love’ series.
But not this time, in ‘Long and Short Australian Stories’. This volume aims to invoke a greater depth of character and events by generally containing longer, more complex stories. Sure, they’re still a quick and easy read, but this time I’ve experimented a little to see how these gel with readers.
To help identify the credentials of ‘Long and Short Australian Stories’, I’ve set up a Q@A on the topic at Goodreads, ending in about four weeks. Why not join with other writers who have offered to provide their input, and help this Australian women writer along?