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Questions 324: Learning Your Voice

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Zoe  asks: “How can I learn to hear my own voice, and beef up my plot structure and character skills too?”

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Resources Mentioned:

Just Write You Tube Channel
David Farland’s Kick in the Pants (newsletter)
Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning
Joseph Campbell: Hero With A Thousand Faces
Lester Dent’s Master Pulp Formula
J.R.R. Tolkien’s On Fairy Stories
The Empathy Machine
Criminal Minds
John Douglas, Mind Hunter and Anatomy of Motive
Thomas Harris, Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon
Monty Python’s Flying Circus

In this episode, I described Terry Gilliam’s accent as being from Marin. That is incorrect – he is from Minnesota and Los Angeles. Additionally, John Cleese has returned to the UK. America’s loss!


Questions 309: Repetition, Rhetoric, and Information Flow

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Robert asks:
“How much repetition should we use to make sure the story is clear? Is it different for different for YA and adult fiction versus children’s fiction?”

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Resources Mentioned:

The Thousand Headed Man

Questions 307: Connected Short Stories

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Herb  asks:
“How viable is it to write many short stories in a common setting, with the goal of publish them as a collection?”

Resources Mentioned:
The Black Mirror (tv series)
The Lombard Alchemist Tales:
At The Edge of Nowhere
Chicken Noodle Gravity
Sunday Morning Giraffe
The Empty House
Funeral Hats
Pick a Card
The Serpent and The Satchel