Tag Archives: horror

Just a Little Terrible, by Vincent V. Cava (1:34)

Today we see that distracting formatting can prevent a reader from even remembering your prose. What I gleaned about the stories: True evil is not raised to brush its teeth…

Her demonic Angel: and other short stories, by Joy Mutter (0:32)

Today we see that adjectives have a proper ordering and sound wrong when that’s violated. [See here for details.] What I gleaned about the stories: The tendency of teenagers to…

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Eight Unreal Stories, by John Carter (1:42)

Today we see that an error can hit harder if readers think you aren’t the sort of author who’d make it. What I gleaned about the stories: The protagonists of…

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Disturbed: A collection of five disturbing tales, by Michael Riddell and JJ Riddell (0:38)

Today we see that if the copyright declaration (where every word matters) contains multiple basic issues, readers will assume the rest of the book is even less polished. What I…

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Short Stories Part 1., by L.L. Caulton (1:16)

Today we see that issues common to one point-of-view are equally distracting when they occur in others. What I gleaned about the stories: Postmen, alarm clocks, and other normal trappings…