JR asks: How do I balance world-building, plot, and character without giving short shrift to any?
Melisa asks: What are the pros & cons of using different pen names for fiction and non-fiction? Resources Mentioned: A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams Join us at the Every Day Novelist Forums
Today, Dan has thoughts about the relationship between the artist and the art. Resources Mentioned: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt “the righteous mind” The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom
Ed asks: Is there a way to avoid the coming chaos, or do we just survive it? Resources Mentioned: The Storm Before the Calm by George Friedman Guides to the Great Unraveling, blog post by Dan Sponsored by Archivos
JF asks: What’s the difference between including red herrings and poor foreshadowing? Resources Mentioned: The Usual Suspects Scream And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Mike asks: “Some writing advice seems to contradict each other. Should authors control their audience’s experience? Or should they expect the audience to bring their own experiences to the writing so not bother with detailed details?” Resources Mentioned: Sweet Valley High Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Social Neuroscience, by …
Rose asks: I’ve heard that each scene needs to contain conflict and resolution. What elements do you recommend be in each scene? How do you define a scene? Resources Mentioned: Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
Art asks: What is the difference between acceptable artistic theft and plagarism? Resources Mentioned Monty Python Douglas Adams Saturday Night Live A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Ep 1000! Gail Carriger answers q822 about Highlander and the Heroine’s Journey Resources Mentioned Gail Carriger The Heroine’s Journey Hunger Games Highlander Lord of the Rings Epic of Gilgamesh Harry Potter
Caine asks: What sorts of stories – in terms of genre, length, writing style – attracts immersive readers?