Analysis Of Biostories: Those Boys By Susan Moldaw

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The editors at Biostories literary magazine describes the magazine as offering “...word portraits of the people surrounding us in our daily lives…” Biostories literary magazine has a wide variety of nonfiction stories that discuss the lives of real people and their different experiences in life. Biostories says that they “...seek out writers of literary excellence.” This publication aims to capture the attention of readers who want to hear about other people’s experiences and have an affinity for sophisticated and real writing. Sharing stories of success and failure Biostories asks writers to introduce them to someone they don’t yet know. The writers submitting to Biostories are asked to only submit nonfiction stories about real life and not…show more content…
The whole purpose of Moldaw story was to share the memories she has of her father and show how much of an impact he had on her and her son’s. This story can appeal to almost anyone it is a raw nonfiction short story that anyone could relate to. This is the kind of writers that Biostories strives to attract, writers who can write creatively about something or someone that is not significant to the rest of the world but significant to them personally. Moldaw organized her story in chronological order of her father’s experiences and tells the whole story in first person to involve the reader further into the story. Biostories wants their audience to connect to these short stories and wants readers to feel as if this person is a friend and is inviting you in to a personal time in their lives. It is so significant to the editors of Biostories that their audience feel emotional and connected to each and every author published on the website, this is to really narrow down their targeted audience. After reading stories like Moldaw the reader feels as though they are indeed part of Moldaw life and that they did personally know her…show more content…
Though not all the stories on the online literary magazine are all close and personal family members. Joyce Munro’s story titled Hot Work looks into the life of her great great grandfather who was a baker in the United States and tells of how much he cherished doing this and the value of his work to his whole family even after generations and generations. Munro’s story much like other literary works on Biostories peels back the curtains about unlikely peoples lives, of whom you would never wonder about as you go about life. Munro’s story was organized in chronological order and was told much like if you were reading a history book. Munro’s story was ten pages long but every part of her work was very sophisticated and organized something that many readers of Biostories would appreciate. Though many stories featured on Biostories cover lives that have overlapped with with the author of the short story, Munro’s was different, her story was very appealing to a different audience you would expect on Biostories website, reader’s who enjoy history. Not history that you read about in textbooks or know from memory because of its significance to society but, family history that is specific to just a small group of people. That's what makes the targeted audience
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