Feedback: Backstory & Process

Today we have listener feedback on backstory and process.

Resources Mentioned
The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The History of Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien
The History of the Lord of the Rings (4 volume set nested within the History of Middle Earth) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman

Questions 687: Plot vs. Story Relevance

Caine asks: When is it ok to add story details that don’t advance the plot?

Resources Mentioned:

Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
American Beauty
Deliverance
The Odyssey by Homer
The Illiad by Homer
Breaking Bad

Feedback: Character Names and Writer Movies

Ed has feedback on naming characters and writer movies.

Resources Mentioned
US SSA’s baby name lookup
Barton Fink
Black Butterfly
Gothic
Henry and June
Quills
Hemingway and Gellhorn

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Questions 685: Choosing Character Names

Charla asks: Do you have any tips for finding the *right* character names.

Resources Mentioned:
Titan AE
Antithesis podcast
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

 

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