Category Archives: Writing

Questions 625: Boneyards and Bright Ideas

Subscribe Here!

Charles asks: “I want to save my ideas for when I’m a better writer. What do I do?”

Resources Mentioned
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
On Faerie Stories, an essay in the collection Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer
He Ain’t Heavy by J. Daniel Sawyer
Predestination (link to podcast)
We Create Worlds by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Bodies in the Basement by J. Daniel Sawyer
Blood and Weeds by J. Daniel Sawyer
Clue

This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit 

Questions 623: How to Ghostwrite Yourself

Subscribe Here!

Ian asks: “How do you ghostwrite your own, earlier works, in order to maintain a consistent series voice?”
Resources Mentioned
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Rough-n-Ready Rugrat Rapture by J. Daniel Sawyer
Fargo
Jimmy Carr Does Accents on Youtube

Questions 622: Slapstick

Subscribe Here!

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
This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit 

Questions 616: A Unique Conflict?

Subscribe Here!

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?”