Image by J. Finn-Irwin
You’re probably thinking this entire post should consist of one word:
But it’s not going to. Because as it turns out, there is a right way to write formula fiction.
Let’s start with the preliminaries.
The unbearably schmaltzy story is back – now edited according to your suggestions!
Big stuff that changed:
- I kept the Times job, but gave our heroine a little more control over her emotions
- I made up a specific memory from the relationship to be more showy, less telly
A little piece of fiction that’s been hanging in my head for awhile. It’s too long and too schmaltzy, but I don’t have time to shorten it – and we’ll just chalk it up to the self-indulgence of the hopeless romantic, eh? Constructive criticism welcome.
Photo by Chris Costes