Questions 541: More on Autism and the Brain

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Joel says: “Some autistic traits, such as high affective empathy, can characterized as more feminine than masculine. What do you mean by masculine brain?”

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Resources Mentioned:
Simon Baron-Cohen: Autism and the male brain
Writing Believable Others

Questions 540: Serials in Disguise

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Robert asks: “”How does one manage arcs over the course of an episodic series, without turning it into a serial?”

Resources Mentioned
Brooklyn 99, Fox/NBC tv series
Coupling, BBC series
Bosch, Amazon series based on the Bosch novel series by Michael Connelly
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Decoder Ring Theater
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer, book 1 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries

Questions 538: Popcorn Fiction

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Robert asks: “What makes popcorn writing worth re-reading?”

Resources Mentioned:
Dragons of Winter Night  a Dragonlance novel by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis
Unwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman

Questions 535: Greg Iles and Stepping Up Your Game

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Mike asks: “Would love to hear your take on Greg Iles writing, and what makes it awesome.”

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Resources Mentioned:
The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles

Moving From Hobbyist to Pro