Tag Archives: thriller

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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,…

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…

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Short Stories and Flash Fiction, by Alice de Sturler (0:46)

Today we see that if the technical side of your ebook isn’t smooth enough to fade into the background, readers might not get as far as your prose. What I…

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Strange Stories And Novellas, by Jillian Kulp (0:56)

Today we see that, while a spellchecker is no substitute for an editor, readers will be strongly concerned if a book hasn’t even been spellchecked. What I gleaned about the…