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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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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,…

Owned, by Jess C Scott (3:41)

Today we see that you can deviate from any rule of usage if you give the reader a reason to trust your change of course. What I gleaned about the…

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Short Stories of the Twenty-first Century, by Prescott Fry (1:14)

Today we see that if readers have been primed to expect exuberant and flowery prose, then they are less likely to automatically discard humorous misinterpretations without even realising. What I…