Tag Archives: science fiction

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Short Stories of the Days to Come, by Kenny Yao and Kevin Yao (0:40)

Today we see several ways to erode a reader’s confidence before they even reach page one. What I gleaned about the stories: Apparently, the United Nations has several locations. Find…

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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,…

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The Watch (The Red Series Book 1), by Amanda Witt (19:58)

Today we see that it’s important to establish your narrator’s perspective early on, or risk leaving the reader feeling like the rules suddenly changed. What I gleaned about the story:…

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The Plan and other short stories, by Stephen Brandon (1:32)

Today we see that if something in your fiction causes a reader to recheck the copyright page, your hook isn’t even in the water. What I gleaned about the stories:…