YA Adventure Special 12: The Action Climax

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Today I discuss the experience of writing the action climax to the book, and how I was able to solve some big problems by finding the answers within the book-to-date, including some unexpected twists. I also talk about how the Heinlein Juveniles have a bifurcated story structure in the final third of the book, why that happens, and how I accidentally emulated this feature with Hadrian’s Flight.

Questions 163: Time-Efficient Research

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Ed asks:
“How did you learn the stuff for the flying suits in Hadrian’s Flight? How to I research without losing writing time?”

YA Adventure Special 11: Hadrian’s Flight, Moments of Truth

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Today’s episode sponsored by Bundle Rabbit.
Today in our walk-through of Hadrian’s Flight, Hadrian’s confession leads to a cunning plan, while the writer begins gathering the plot threads together.

YA Adventure Special 10: Hadrian’s Flight, Pinch Point

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We continue our journey through Hadrian’s Flight. Now we’re at the pinch point in the novel, where our main character goes from being reactive to proactive, and as a result the world changes around him.

Moving From Hobbyist to Pro