Tag Archives: fantasy

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A Conspiracy of Shadows, by Randy Nargi (2:35)

Today we see that creating cognitive dissonance for the reader is a great way to sever the immersion.

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God and the Saber-Toothed Tiger and other stories, by Ed Weiss (1:21)

Today we see that readers are looking for your stories; not your “awesome guy achievement awards.” What I gleaned about the stories: If you’re in a queue to pay, you…

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Broken Wizards, by Jeffrey Bardwell (4:55)

Today we see that inadequate editing is the fastest way to derail the immersion train. What I gleaned about the story: A youth who looks like the magistrate’s son is…

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Squawk of the Were-Chicken, by Richard J. Kendrick (40:00)

Today we see that when your opening image is of an egg harvester invention launching errant eggs at the inventor’s mother, readers tend to stick around to see what could…

The Prince of Ravens, by Hal Emerson (40:00)

Today we see that once an author has earned your trust, your patience is usually rewarded.