Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

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Squawk of the Were-Chicken, by Richard J. Kendrick (40:00)

Today we see that when your opening image is of an egg harvester invention launching errant eggs at the inventor’s mother, readers tend to stick around to see what could…

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Trio: Three Short Stories, by Danielle de Valera (1:00)

Today we see that if syntax out of order your is, readers will assume either that you are Master Yoda, or that you didn’t hire an editor. What I gleaned…

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Waiter! There’s a Clue in My Soup, by Camille Leguire (40:00)

Today we see that readers are more likely to accept a large bundle of facts if they’re presented in a natural way. What I gleaned about the stories: Throughout history,…

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Momentary Stasis, by P.R. Adams (40:00)

Today we see that when you set your story in the distant future, readers will be disappointed if they don’t see much evidence of it. Distract them with non-stop action….

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Short Stories for Short on Time People, by David Santos Solano (0:37)

Today we see several writing styles that strip emotional impact from the prose. What I gleaned about the stories: People regaining consciousness don’t always know where they are straight away,…