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A Post About "Cassie's Story"

As promised, a longer post about "Cassie's Story" is now up at the blogsite of Edmund Schubert, editor of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.   "Cassie's Story" is my newest short story, and it can now be read at the IGMS website.  Today's post tells a bit about how I came to write the story and what was involved in the editorial process.  I hope you enjoy the post, and I hope you'll check out the story.

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siedhr
Jul. 8th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
The beginning of your story definitely made me want to read the rest. So noirish and tight. Lately I'm really enjoying being flung head-long into the action (provided that it's done well, which it is in this case). I think it's a similar feeling to what I get from various gravity-defying devices that I enjoy enormously, all the while being afraid to drive a car. I hope I'll soon be able to read the rest (I'm not a cheap-skate, I'm just unfamiliar with internet transactions due to living in a relatively uncivilized country).

I also found the post about the genesis of the story highly instructional, especially because of this:
"By the time I pulled into my driveway in Tennessee, the story was basically complete. I just had to transpose it from my head to the computer screen. Or so I thought.
The editorial process on “Cassie’s Story” was more involved than I had anticipated, perhaps in part because I had written so much of it in my head. There were elements of the story that needed to be moved forward in the narrative, others that needed to be tightened, and still others that needed further explanation. "
This... I have no words. Oh wait, I do. I can totally understand. It's a problem for me now, and it's been a problem in the past that made me stop writing at that point. "This story sounds much better in my head, than it does on paper. My English is better in my head. I have no talent. etc" Total panic. So it does me a lot of good to see I'm not crazy. So thank you for that.
davidbcoe
Jul. 9th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments and the kind words about the story opening. I'm glad my post about the story was helpful to you and I hope that eventually you'll have a chance to read the story in its entirety. In the meantime, keep on writing and don't be frustrated by the language thing. Your written English is remarkable. Keep it up!

Best,

David
siedhr
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the compliment and the encouragement, David. :)
kmarkhoover
Jul. 9th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I liked it, too. Thanks for sharing.
davidbcoe
Jul. 9th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much, Mark.
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