This week’s writing was all about assumptions. Assumptions drive our world; first impressions that unconsciously drive every single encounter we make. These assumptions can be on point or they can miss their mark by miles but either way we still make them. As a writer it is important to know your own inherent assumptions as well as know which biases you writing will bring out in others.
Jacob’s The Fat Man Reads plays on our preconceived expectations. It is a tale where reality and paranoia mix and by the end you can’t quite tell what which is which.
ZB wrote the fun story of Earthrise. It’s an extremely solid bit of writing with a few exceptional moments. Its major flaw is the choice of narrator, it drains the tension away from what should be a thrilling story.