MJNL wrote:I'm going to run with your Steven King suggestion, Tina, because I think there's a very specific reason why King would have gotten form rejections in this contest:
He doesn't ever start off with the speculative aspect. At least, not in the stories/novels I've read of his. He always takes forever on setup, and character building, before the story ever gets anywhere near the speculative part. Which = fail in WotF. .
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:I'll take you up on that challenge! (okay, I know you didn't challenge me, but I playfully take you up on the spirit of what you're saying about King!)
If I were King, this is the story I would have submitted to the contest.
I do agree what you're saying about his novels and his slow starts, but King has a lengthy short story collection and he has some kick-butt stories in the mix that get right to the point, just like Beachworld.
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