This is an efficient, clearly recounted story about the rescue of a fishing boat that got caught in Hurricane Katrina. The structure is coherent and divided well into its six sections.

We wondered if the tale’s suspense might have been intensified through more sensory detail, by varying the pace and focus more and by getting at the internal lives of the characters a bit more. Still, it’s a good example of bringing the serial approach to reconstruct a dramatic story.

Read “The Race to Save Mary Lynn,” by Curtis Krueger

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