Ed asks: What are your thoughts on sociological storytelling?
Today we introduce a series of questions from high school student Jason doing on a project on expertise, who asks: “I’m writing a story in which one can steal powers from those they kill. What fictional or real-world sources can I draw from?”
Robert asks: As a follow up to ep 499 – How would being a slave shape a character’s personality?
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The Gulag Archipeligo by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
David Hume: The Essential Philosophical Works
Two Treatises of Government, John Locke
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Simons asks: Are there any incorrect or inaccurate tropes that you just can’t stand?
JR asks: “How do I write other cultures authentically?”
“I want to write a sprawling world with many different stories in it. Is there a market for this?
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
Running With the Demon by Terry Brooks
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Hadrian’s Flight by J. Daniel Sawyer