After hosting this year’s Agatha Award finalists for Best Short Story at The Stiletto Gang, Paula Benson continued the conversation at Writers Who Kill. Gretchen Archer, Barb Goffman, Debra H. Goldstein, Gigi Pandian, and I tried our hand at the following questions:
- Is it more difficult to develop a protagonist or an antagonist in a short story?
- How can dialogue help with the action and pacing in a short story?
- What details are important in creating setting in a short story?
Read the full discussion here. The countdown to Malice is on!