Short stories

I’ve been reading a lot of short stories lately. Neil Gaiman and Alistair Reynolds in particular; they’re learning me structure and tone of voice; both things I need a bit more practice with so that I can rein my imagination in and actually write something down.

Neil G seems to be master of two things in particular: atmosphere and singularly dark plotlines.

Reynolds has tight control over story structure, and space-operatic universe in which to play.

Me? I got nothing. This writing lark is hard. But I’m plugging away…