Category Archives: Writing

Questions 501: Third Person Omniscient

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Simon asks: How much head hopping is too much in third person omniscient? Can this be done well?

Resources Mentioned
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Silmarillion, by JRR Tolkien, read by Martin Shaw
The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

Questions 500: Television Runtime and Novel Length

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Charles asks: How long should a novel be to translate well to a one hour long television episode?

Resources Mentioned:
Undercover Blues 
Radioland Murders 
My Cousin Vinny 
His Girl Friday 
Clerks 

Question 489: Musical Inspiration

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Ian asks: John Steinbeck structured The Grapes of Wrath like a symphony. Are there other examples of works inspired by or structured like musical pieces?

Resources Mentioned:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen