Something you don’t see too often: science fiction in the New Yorker magazine. Take the time to listen to this reading of Stuart Dybeck’s “The Red Lantern.” It takes a master to write about adultery this beautifully. This has just a minimal amount of science fiction in the set-up to give it that special ingredient. You can hear the story, and some interesting follow-up commentary, at the New Yorker.
Storytelling provides the architecture of your tale.
The writing is the presentation of that architecture.
So, you’d better fix the structure of the house before you pick out paint colors and wall sconces.
— Chuck Wendig