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
In this third installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How can I respect subculture grammar while teaching best practices in word choice and writing?”