Saturday 16 January 2010

Another piece published!

t is with great delight that I use this post to publicise the fact that I have another piece of fiction online! You can find it at The Tomlit Quarterly, in issue two. It's available as a free PDF, which means not only do you get my short piece, Cold, you also get tons of other great work too!

I'm actually quite proud of Cold, mainly because it's written mostly using dialogue. I've never been particularly good at writing convincing dialogue, because either all the characters sound like me, or they use English in the way that I'd write it, but not speak it. Writing dialogue is a tricky business since you either use slang and regional dialects to try and sketch the character more fully (which ends up sounding cheesy or fake), or everyone sounds interchangeable. Ideally, it should be possible to tell who's talking without tagging the speech.

Whether I've succeeded in that is entirely up to you, but I'd love to hear your opinions!


Alex said...

Hey Icy,

Thanks for blogging about us. Just a little nit to pick, it is Tomlit Quarterly, not an Anthology.

Glad to be working with you.
All the best,

Icy Sedgwick said...

Thanks, just changed it.


kathrynjankowski said...

I like it, Icy! You've given each character a distinctive voice. Good job.

Icy Sedgwick said...

@Kathryn - I'm glad you liked it! ^_^

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