06 October 2020

avoid dreams

The next Electric Spec deadline is fast approaching: October 15, 2020. Get your story in!

We've been reading the submitted stories. (Thanks for submitting!) I read one recently that started with ...a dream. In general, starting with a dream is problematic. This is because the beginning of the story is a promise of what's to come. If the story starts with skiing polar bears in a dream, there had better be something related to skiing polar bears at some point in the story. In addition, dreams are inherently irrational. Beginning with a dream promises irrationality in the story.

Thus, consider avoiding dreams in your story. Good luck whatever you decide. :)

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