Category Archives: Writing

Questions 387: Nanowrimo, and the Shape of Stories

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Kelson asks:  “Are you doing Nanowrimo this year, and  what new tools/resources can you recommend?”

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Resources:
Kurt Vonnegut’s Shapes of Stories lecture
Six Main Arcs in Storytelling

Questions 381: Iterating Ideas Through Genre

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Chris asks: “How do I know if I’ve picked the right genre for a particular idea?”

Resources Mentioned

By His Bootstraps
All You Zombies
Predestination
Door Into Summer

Special Episode: Street Urchins and Other Archetypes, with Gail Carriger

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Today we have a special guest, Gail Carriger, to discuss the street urchin archetype and archetypes through history.

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Resources Mentioned

Crudrat
Oliver Twist
Hadrian’s Flight

Questions 377: Character Description and Artistic Integrity

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Zoe asks: “What factors should I keep in mind when describing characters – especially fantasy or sci-fi characters – by their race or species?”

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