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Becoming Estevan and Other Science-Fiction Tales of Love & Obsession, by McCamy Taylor (0:17)

Today we see that if the opening pages of your book suggest you haven’t spent time on it, readers won’t either. What I gleaned about the stories: Sometimes, characters will—…

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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…

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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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My Short Story Collection, by Barry Lee Jones (0:42)

Today we see that if you tell readers the story situation is boring, they just might believe you. What I gleaned about the stories: Radical change most often occurs as…