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City Under Ice, by Te Olivant (12:50)

Today we see that if you’re going hype an upcoming event, you had better deliver.

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Fur Boys, by C.A. Newsome (10:10)

Today we see that the opening of a story is a three-way balancing act between providing enough detail, providing too much, and providing distracting details.

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New fun for readers and writers alike

Click to watch I recently launched the pilot episode for a new show over on our YouTube channel that should be a lot of fun. It’s a way to give…

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Of Cinder & Bone, by Kyoko M. (2:00)

Today we see that character descriptions are supposed to be easy to read. Helpful. Not mineralogical treatises.

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Dungeons & Diamonds, by Zeppy Cheng (6:14)

Today we see that building a good story and rendering good prose are two distinct skills.