Tag Archives: thriller

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Tell the Octopus and other short stories, by Jonathan Day (40:00)

Today we see that providing a nickname or other glimpse of how a character lives can make a reader see them better than any amount of describing their appearance. [For…

Maladaptation, by Adan Ramie (40:00)

Today we see that, when you’re writing in tight POV, any description of a thing is also a description of the character doing the describing. What I gleaned about the…

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Stories From Social Media, by Ray Daley (0:55)

Today we see that readers reaching the end of your story isn’t a victory if they leave feeling cheated. What I gleaned about the stories: However train tracks are arranged,…

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Short Stories Found Online, by Jonathan Day (1:31)

Today we see that if you fail to show your intermediate steps, readers will judge you like a teacher going through a divorce. What I gleaned about the stories: While…

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Deadline, by Keith B Walters (1:18)

Today we see that some kinds of errors can convince readers that your book is haunted. But not in a good way. What I gleaned about the stories: People who…