Tag Archives: urban fantasy

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The Final Formula, by Becca Andre (26:19)

Today we see that when new characters are introduced in the middle of a fight scene, the action interferes directly with the reader’s attempts to compartmentalize the new faces.

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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.

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Amber Fang, Book 2: Betrayal, by Arthur Slade (40:00)

Today we see that playing to your protagonist’s strengths can inspire an engaging start. What I gleaned about the story: Vampires are awesome in the cold. And a smart-assed AI…

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Forge of the Jadugar, by Russ Linton (38:56)

Today we see that when a reader picks up a series in the middle, it can be maddeningly difficult to keep them on board. And when Bryce blows off his…

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Discordia: Short Stories from The Golden Apple of Discord, by Lauren Hodge (0:51)

Today we see that an overly stylized narrative voice can push readers away rather than drawing them in. What I gleaned about the stories: Supernatural entities can easily be identified by…