Monday, 24 October 2011

JACKIE KAY ON THE SHORT STORY

Jackie Kay has a wonderful essay/thought-piece on the short story over at Thresholds. A snippet:

'I am writing short stories again and they make me happier to write than anything. There is a great swirling freedom in the short story. You have to hold your breath as you write one. You never know if you are going to pull it off. Writing one story does not help you to write another. Each time, the form demands you find something new, something you have not found before.'

6 comments:

Kar said...

A great article Nu, you can really feel her passion for the Short Story. Thanks for sharing.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

You're welcome, Karen :)

Vanessa Gebbie said...

ooo lovely!

Rachel Fenton said...

Having just written a whopper - first one in a wee while, too - I am full of that swirling feeling! Off to read the article - always good to know what other writers think - thanks, Nuala.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Fantastic, Rae. There's nothing like that swirliness :)

mel u said...

Thanks for sharing this-it is a great essay-I have read most of the classic stories she mentions but for the one by Jack London -it is now in my read very soon bookmark.