Well, news has it my next book is out. And there’s a video attached.
The collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was written over the last decade or so. I did not bother to keep score of what was written when, and how, or why. It began, as these things do, with writing one, then another, and so on, until something Chekhov once said about his stories entered my mind, and this is not an accurate quote, but a muddy recollection:
“I write briefly about large subjects.”
I embraced this idea, it brought coherency to these stories that were suddenly appearing, and so wrote, when the appropriate story idea appeared before me, with this in mind: writing briefly about some subjects, characters and situations that could have been, perhaps, rather longer.
Additionally, it was pointed out to me early in my writing life by an editor, that I possessed a talent few writer’s had, and that was the ability to develop characters and situations using only dialogue. The stories were all (for the most part) created with dialogue being the main narrative style.
Needing to get the stories going quickly, unexpected intimacy between disparate characters experiencing critical moments in their lives became a theme.
Lastly, I chose to employ the word dialogue rather than the shorter American usage dialog. I fancied the look of the word dialogue. There were more letters. Maybe because the stories are so compressed, I wanted a slightly uncompressed title.
Here’s a video that’s supposed to seduce you into buying the book.
Click on this sentence to see the video.
Also, additionally, in a hyper-marketing sort of way, click on this sentence to read some story excerpts or find where to buy the book.
That’s my story on these stories. Some stories have been published elsewhere, and I’ll post those now and then so you can have an opportunity to read, to taste, see if you might want to buy all their brothers and sisters contained in this collection.
So long for now, Vincent