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Thursday, February 7, 2008

All Writer Entrants - Heed This Advice!

Dear All,

Eric James Stone just sent me the following message. It would behoove you to read his story.

"My 24-hour story that I wrote during the 2005 WOTF workshop in Seattle is now available online in the latest issue of Jim Baen's Universe:


-- Eric


  • At February 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Congrats! I remember that story!

    Why don't you share with the nice people what Object KD gave you, who you interviewed, and what research you did in the library? Not that any of that needs to remain in the published version of the story, but they might be curious.

    enuff from me

    Stephen Stanley

  • At February 9, 2008 at 3:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    I'd love to hear about the object, person, and research too :)

    What a challenge!

  • At February 12, 2008 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Eric James Stone said...

    You can read about the object and the interviewee .

  • At February 13, 2008 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    That's one of the points of the exercise, eh? That you start with something to spark an idea. However, by following that creative process you might even end up with something else. What ultimately matters is getting a story.

    Another point of the exercise is: yes, you can write a draft of a story in 24 hours.

    Stephen Stanley


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