Moments are slippery things. We have so much technology that can record them now, but there’s no true way to actually relive them. We keep trying, but there just isn’t. A ratty T-shirt that smells like your old boyfriend is not your old boyfriend.
What makes an editor know on the first page whether she will like the story? Look over your work and answer the following questions.
Flipped the channel to the public television station and left that on for background morning chatter. The first thing I saw was a mini Neil Gaiman. Dispensing writing advice. From within a falafel.