Category Archives: Writing

Questions 622: Slapstick

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Robert asks: “How would one convey slapstick in writing?”
Resources Mentioned
Phule’s Company, by Robert Aspirin
Lamb to the Slaughter and Pig, by Roald Dahl in collection Kiss, Kiss
Home Alone
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Questions 616: A Unique Conflict?

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Brian asks: “My high school English teacher challenged us to find a story with a unique conflict – outside of the person v. person, person v. nature, person v. society, etc. conflict types we all get in class. None of us could. Can you – or the listeners?”

Questions 615: Finding Fiction Theory Lectures

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Ian asks: “I’ve been watching that Leonard Bernstein music theory lecture, but I’ve never seen anything like that fiction writing. Have you come across that sort of thing?”
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Questions 611: Constructing Episodes of Serials

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Simon asks: “Do you have any tips on writing serials?”
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Resources Mentioned
Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin, and the tv series
Revenge, 2012 ABC tv series

Questions 609: Sides Fleshed Out With Capers

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Robert asks: “I want to learn to flesh out side characters by writing heists/capers. What do I need to know?”
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