Category Archives: Writing

Questions 541: More on Autism and the Brain

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Joel says: “Some autistic traits, such as high affective empathy, can characterized as more feminine than masculine. What do mean when

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Resources Mentioned:
Simon Baron-Cohen: Autism and the male brain
Writing Believable Others

Questions 540: Serials in Disguise

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Robert asks: “”How does one manage arcs over the course of an episodic series, without turning it into a serial?”

Resources Mentioned
Brooklyn 99, Fox/NBC tv series
Coupling, BBC series
Bosch, Amazon series based on the Bosch novel series by Michael Connelly
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Decoder Ring Theater
And Then She Was Gone by J. Daniel Sawyer, book 1 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries

Questions 538: Popcorn Fiction

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Robert asks: “What makes popcorn writing worth re-reading?”

Resources Mentioned:
Dragons of Winter Night  a Dragonlance novel by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis
Unwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman

Questions 532: Novel or Audiobook First

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Chris asks: “Should I write the novel first, or the audiobook?”

Resources Mentioned:
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC radio drama
Original Hitchhiker’s Radio Scripts

 

Questions 530: Dealing with Idea Overload

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Kris asks: How to I maintain focus when ALL THE IDEAS are trying to take over?

Resources Mentioned
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Caroll
The Color of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Crewel Lye by Piers Anthony