YA Adventure Special 4: The Heinlein Juvenile Pt 2

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Today, I continue with the Heinlein Juvenile formula sheet, talking about what makes the Heinlein juveniles unusual among young adult novels and which of them create their enduring appeal.

Books discussed, all by Robert A. Heinlein:
Rocketship Galileo
Space Cadet
Farmer in the Sky
Red Planet
Between Planets
The Rolling Stones
Starman Jones
Tunnel in the Sky
The Star Beast
Time for the Stars
Citizen of the Galaxy
Have Space Suit, Will Travel

YA Adventure Special 3: The Heinlein Juvenile Pt 1

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We’ve talked about formulas–what they are, and how to uncover them. Now, we examine the formula for the Heinlein Juvenile in great detail. In this episode, we talk about the roots of the Heinlein Juvenile. Wonder what all the fuss is about? This is where we start to dig in!

Questions 147: Meyers-Briggs and Characterization

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JR asks:
“Are the Meyers-Briggs personality types useful for characterization? What do you use for creating your characters?”

Authors referenced:
Stephen King

Books referenced:
Misery by Stephen King

Questions 143: Maximizing Your Short Fiction

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JR asks:
“What is the best way to release your short fiction?”

Books referenced:
Playing the Short Game by Douglas Smith

Authors referenced:
Douglas Smith
ML Buchman

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