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Our Stories Literary Journal - Alexis E Santi, Editor in Chief
"Meaning, sense and clarity and when I don't find them, you'll hear about it."
"Character, first. Tension, next. Both, however, are useless without a mastery of the language."
"I look for compelling stories, either plot or character driven, with language chosen to enhance the entire experience."
"Words that uniquely slip me elsewhere--singingly, zingingly, or quietly. Sensate incarnate. Tickles my syn-es-the-sia."
"I look for profluence or forward movement, something characters hunger for, and wonderfully vivid characters."
"I read for intimacy and honesty, to hear all that is said between spoken words."
"I want passion for language, deeply-wrought characters, and a memorable plot. Give me two out of three and we can make it work."
"I look for precision and control that provide a structure in which imagination and rumination run wild. I am a fan of the organic and the associative, ideas from the dream mind crafted through rewrite."
"If a story asks me to fly, it has to make me believe in fairies first."
"Give me people I can hear and see, dance and smoke with, high-five or want to kick. Make me care."
"If I can sympathize with a character--even the most troubling, flawed, and spiteful of characters--I will gratefully (and guiltily) follow wherever he or she cares to take me."
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