Friday, April 09, 2010

Short and Sweet

Short stories of fiction are beautiful. I find them better than novels. Novels twist and turn or drag and drone. Short stories are simple. Then constitute of a simple line of thought, often about simple feelings or people and places and pets and petals. They are about everyday life; talking of houses and relations and trees and cities. Hence I decided that the novel I write would consist of short stories. They would be stand alone short stories interwoven to constitute a novel.

All I need now is an underlying theme.

City?

Road?

River?

Monument?

Animal/Bird?

House?

Journey?

Beach?

CCD?

Class?

3 comments:

  1. Read 'Between the Assassins' by Adiga - it is a collection of short-stories. Each story can be read as a separate story. But at the same time, characters often repeat because everyone is in the same village (the underlying theme being a small village / town and its people).

    Monument could be a good theme - you can actually sell the idea to some state tourism department and get funding for publishing the book.

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  2. @Amrit
    Are you sure I should read it? A lot of people advised me against Adiga's books.

    About funding. let's get it started first :P (I run out of patience very quickly)

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  3. I would second Amrit on that.. Adiga's buk is a nice read and wld lend u some ideas on urs..

    My suggestion for theme wld be - friends..

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