Forgiveness, by Leah Cypress [Asimov’s Science Fiction]

Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not shy away from spoilers. If you don’t want the story spoiled. read the original story first. Forgiveness by Leah Cypress Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2015.

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Uncle Josh thinks about process

I have found that there is no single story production process that works. Every story comes out different. Every story is a road and every road is different. A river is probably a better metaphor, because the aphorism says you can never step into the same river twice.

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Habeas Corpus Callosum, by Jay Werkheiser [Analog Science Fiction and Fact]

 You can change notification settings in the options pageClose SF Signal (John D.) Princess Leia Walking in NYC wp.me/p262Y7-qN4 just now from WordPress.com Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not

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Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion, by Caroline M. Yoachim [Clarkesworld Magazine]

Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not shy away from spoilers. If you don’t want the story spoiled, read the story first at Clarkesworld Magazine. Five Stages of Grief

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Care and Feeding, by Tim Pratt [Daily Science Fiction]

Standard disclaimer: This post looks at the text of a short story for educational purposes, and does not shy away from spoilers. If you don’t want the story spoiled, read the story first at Daily Science Fiction. Care and Feeding

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A few notes on this project

This project is an extension of my Story-A-Day project that I started on my Livejournal oh-so-many years ago. The general idea of the project still stands: To become a better writer by understanding what works, and that means examining published stories

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Better Writing Through Reading

I want to write good stories. I want people to read my stories. That means I need to get an editor to buy my stories. Sadly, for many years I wrote in a virtual vacuum. I was reading old books,

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