Episode 68: The Case Files of Jack Nimble—Supernatural Mystery Critique

Episode Description

In this episode, Leslie and Clark critique Carl Vaughn's The Case Files of Jack Nimble, an as yet unpublished supernatural mystery. They discuss fiction mash-ups, innovating scenes, character descriptions, and tightening prose.


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Show Notes

The real problem with clichés is that they deprive us of genuine details, which, though less sensational, are both more convincing and more interesting…. The truth is the best weapon we have for authenticity against cliché: Whether it’s the literal truth or the truth of imagination doesn’t matter.
— Jordan Rosenfeld

Here is a Litreactor post with a list of the top 10 storytelling clichés.


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