~first posted 13 Nov12
Without conflict, there is no story.
And we love story. Humorous banter, pungent descriptions, unique situations are appreciated, of course. We are discriminating consumers, demanding the greatest elegance in our author’s elocution. But listen up, buddy–What’s the problem, here? Page one, line one: Who’s in trouble and why? How deep in it is she? How incredibly glad am I that I’m just reading this thing and not actually the one who has gotta get out of the box, evade the killers, patch up this gaping wound and overcome my significant other’s histrionic infidelities? I’ll give you two paragraphs, tops. Okay, maybe three if the first one has some really great hook of a description of something, but then it better be damn good or sayonara, cupcake. There are a million things to read out there. I got no time for you, otherwise. Tell me a story.