Questions 660: YouTube for Audio?

AR asks: “What legal or copyright issues do I need to consider if I publish my fiction as simple animations on youtube?”

Resources Mentioned
Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, Youtube Channel

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Questions 659: Writing Multiple Timelines

Elizabeth asks: “How do I write a story with multiple interweaving timelines and multiple protagonists – without losing or confusing my readers?”

Resources Mentioned
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Questions 658: Likable vs. Sympathetic Characters

Vega: What did you mean by a “sympathetic” versus “likeable” character?

Resources Mentioned
Pulp Fiction
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Questions 639: Everyone Loves My Bad Guys

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Questions 656: Writing Book One

Jason asks: How is writing a book with an intended sequel different from writing a stand-alone novel?

Resources Mentioned
The Xanth Series, 1-3 Omnibus by Piers Anthony
The Night Shift by Nora Roberts
The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade
Doc Savage and The Thousand-Headed Man
Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler
The Clarke Lantham Mysteries by J. Daniel Sawyer
Pale Rider
Superman (1979)

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Questions 654: Interconnected Universes

Jeanne asks: How to authors do those sprawling, interconnected universes with characters moving between stories? And why?

Resources Mentioned:
Newford series by Charles deLint
The Past Through Tomorrow by Heinlein
Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
Metamor City by Chris Lester
Never, Never Will Shetterley
Life on the Border, edited by Terri Windling
Stephen King connections infographic
The Complete HP Lovecraft
It: A Novel by Stephen King
24 Hours by Greg Iles
Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
Babylon 5
Heinlein’s World as Myth series
The Number of the Beast
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
To Sail Beyond The Sunset
The Nitpicker’s Guide to Star Trek
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
Space Seed
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (the Dunk and Egg novellas) by George RR Martin

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Questions 653: Dialog Golden Ratio

Ephraim asks: “Is there a golden ratio for narration/dialog in fiction? How do I know if I have too much of one or the other?”

Resources Mentioned:
Edgar Allan Poe, The Works of
They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson (from his collection Bears Discover Fire)

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