The Camber: Author's Commentary
Part of a continuing series wherein I make commentary on my stories from a craft, narrative theory, and general writing perspective. If you haven't read the story, I recommend heading to my fiction page and reading it first. All the stories discussed here are available there—most for free.
The Author’s Take: (definite spoiler and not much else except one surefire writing tip)
For now, I don’t really have much to say about “The Camber.” And I’ll say it straight, I’m being a little coy here. There’s definitely something about this story that if I say will ruin it, at least for me. If you can figure it out, kudos to you.
But until then, all I have to say is this: if you’re ever writing a story and you think, “Damn, this story is a little boring; what can I possibly do to liven this sucker up a bit?” The solution is in “The Camber.” Whenever someone walks in carrying a body, things are going down.
Might also work as a writing exercise. Seriously, just chuck a dead body into the mix. See where things go. It may just take you places you never thought you’d go. And hell, at least it won’t be boring, right?