Tag Archives: dystopia

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Rite of Rejection, by Sarah Negovetich (40:00)

Today’s survivor teaches us that treating readers as intelligent collaborators pays dividends.

The Rat Collector, by Chris Yee (6:21)

Today I am reminded that when the problem is a stylistic one, examples can recur so frequently that the reader gets hyper-sensitized to them.

Get On Board Little Children, by Victoria Randall (4:05)

Today we see that any conversation that begins with “You already know this…” is heading for the rocks.

Along For The Ride, by Martin Alvarez (2:35)

Today we see that stories need a firm framework of description. What I gleaned about the stories: There is a thin membrane between sanity and reality; a membrane that thins…

Loss of Reason, by Miles A. Maxwell (8:15)

Today we see that if you aren’t sure at all times who’s telling the story and why, readers won’t buy the illusion.