1. Norule
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    What topic

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Norule, Mar 25, 2011.

    Im considering posting a short story that I wrote, the thing is I have no idea what genre i should post it under.

    Without giving away to much :p They story is about a guy riding the bus home after getting fired from his job. Theres an incredibly annoying girl infront of him.
    And he has a hammer in his hand, dont want to say more xD

    The problem is its not quite horror since there really isent any suspense build up.

    I need to rewrite it once atelast before posting it. Should i just post it as general ficition or?

    I know this question is more or less responsible so, just ask what you need to know to make a valid judgement.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Horror doesn't really need suspense as long as something unpleasant is going on.

    Thriller requires suspense, a fact that too many filmmakers are completely forgetting (Jason is not scary! He's hilarious!)
     
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    Okey I kinda have assosiated suspense with horror, But maybe il post it in the horror section done. Now i only need to rewrite it so the annoying person is more annoying and i need a title :) i suck at making up titles and names. All you can do is practice i guess
     
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    On the other hand, a guy killing someone doesn't necessarily constitute horror. I find Sexy Beast with Ben Kingsley to be hilarious, even though a guy was bludgeouned to death and buried beneath someone's swimming pool.
     
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    From what you've revealed so far --guy with hammer loses job and encounters exasperating lass on bus-- a possible title might be 'rage' or 'vent'

    Good luck.


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    Thanks for the help and the title is kinda interesting ill see what suits best after the rewrite
     
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    if you hope to have it published any time in the future, you shouldn't be posting the whole story, only a brief excerpt...
     
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    Thanks for the tip, though since its a rather short story (1200 words) and i dont really think il try to get this published not sure though... Can i really post a part of a 1200 story :/ dont feel lika that would work
     

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