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Questions 599: On The Heroine’s Journey

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Today, special guest Gail Carriger joins us to answer a question on from Andrew.

Andrew asks: “Can you do a deeper look into the heroine’s journey?”

Resources Mentioned
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Isis and Osirus
Descent of the Goddess Ishtar into the Lower World
Wonder Woman
The Iliad
The Epic of Gilgamesh

This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit 

Questions 596: The Art of Enjoying Art Over and Over Again

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Simon asks: “How can you re-read or re-watch stories a billion times without getting sick of them?”

Resources Mentioned:

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Bohemian Rhapsody
Stairway to Heaven
Hey Jude
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Star Wars
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Questions 594: Decimating… er… Devastating Your Vocabulary

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Simon asks: “What are your thoughts on using words as they are commonly mistaken? When, if ever, should an author adapt to changing meaning?”

Resources Mentioned
The Devil’s Advocate
Left Behind by Tim Lehaye and Jerry Jenkins
Rosemary’s Baby


Question 593: Skipping the Details

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Ian asks: “If readers are going to gloss over details, should I bother writing them?”

Resources Mentioned

One Shot by Lee Child
God Wrote in Lisp, Julia Ecklar
The Kobyashi Maru by Julia Ecklar
Questions 273: Plotting at Pulp Speed

Feedback: Iterating Ideas and Preposterous Premises

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Vega has feedback on recent episode Testing Your Premise 

Resources Mentioned
Questions 331: Interrogating Your Brain for Fun and Profit
Questions 350: Interrogating Your Work
Iron Council by China Mieville
Making Tracks pt 1 & 2, by Stephen H. Wilson