Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Now, Let's Have A Traffic Jam...



So you've discovered what your protagonist lusts after, now frustrate her/him with a good old fashioned traffic jam (I'm writing metaphorically here, unless a real traffic jam works).

Nothing creates dramatic tension (uh, suspense) more than making the protagonist wait, and every good traffic jam carries an element of danger (more suspense!). Would you really want to find yourself in the middle of the cluster-$&#^ above?


Speaking of traffic jams (I don't have a better segue), A very nice review of Triangulation: Dark Glass popped up on Sunday at SF Crowsnest, including a favorable mention of my story, "Dancing Lessons".

Although well-written these didn't hold up as well as Arron [sic] Polson's very short story, 'Dancing Lessons', where a small girl briefly aids a resurrected hobo who was temporarily augmented as his body started to fail...

Nice mention. Nice blurb to add to the website and all, but my name...oh well. What's in a name, anyway?

10 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Congrats on the favorable mention. You and L.R.--going places.

I, on the other hand, am stuck in a metaphorical cluster $&#^ with NaNo *honk, honk*

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations, Aaron.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congrats on the mention! The two "rs" make you look fancy : )

K.C. Shaw said...

You could just change your first name to Arron to match the review. :) Congrats!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Congrats! That is awesome blurbage. I have decided I am going to put luggage racks on top of my car that look like dish drying racks.

Aaron Polson said...

Becca - *honk

Thanks, Cate.

Natalie - what would "rrrr" do then?

K.C. - I Googled "Arron Polson". I'd rule the 'net!

Danielle Ferries said...

Excellent review, and thanks for the inspiration.

Aaron Polson said...

Danielle - I hope it helps you out of your missing notes jam.

katey said...

Yeah, some famous dude said something about names and roses in some really obscure play once, I think. Awesome mention-- that feels good!

Traffic jams-- now there's a good one! I'm digging around for a reason to feel inspired about writing something (since I'm not doing nano, I have the luxury of dicking around, right? Er...). That might help!

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on the mention! I like your traffic jams metaphor. I'm doing NaNo so this will help.