Don't Be a Sap, Give Me a Pitch
Okay, I don't really want you to pitch me ideas. I have two story ideas I am trying to work out at the moment. I never have short story ideas, nor do I enjoy the short story the way every bloody Canadian seems to - so please, enough with the you should start with a short story suggestions already. (Apparently Canadians are voracious consumers and writers of short stories - so much so some literary types I have encountered in Academia and in the Vancouver and Montreal scenes have said it could almost be considered the Canadian literary medium) Quite often after reading a short story I can hear PJ Harvey in the back of my head singing Is That All There Is?
Anyhow, back to the matter at hand. I have two story ideas I am currently hammering out. One is a crime story and the other (which has shortness possibilities) is a horror story. My question is, as readers what don't you want to see in these stories. What would have me avoid in these rather well trod genres? What have you always wanted to see? Not that your input is going to be gospel in any way, but I am curious as to what readers expect or are tired of. I'll give you the details of the stories later if you are a friend o' mine, otherwise read them if they ever get finished/published.
"Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is"
Sorry, just stuck in my head now.