Some of my guiding principles with my fiction-writing, what I always aim for, whether I achieve them or not, are as follows:
1/ As John L’Heureux has said: “You must get beyond divertissement, sketch, anecdote, the interesting moment. You must get to the mystery of human personality. What is the line of the story that leads us to a point where we see or intuit something we haven’t before?”
2/ As Joy Williams has described here, particularly about sentences that can stand strikingly alone.
— “Lili’s Song.” Hot Metal Bridge Literary Journal. Date TBD.
— “Her Solitary Domain.” Five:2:One Magazine. May 2017.
— “Life Spring.” Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art. May 2017.
— “Neeru’s New World.” NonBinary Review. September 2016 [Pushcart-nominated]