Tag Archives: fiction

Questions 404: Reading (and Writing!) the Comment Section…

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Cathy asks: “I’m writing an epistolary novel in the form of a blog format, and want to include comments as a sort of chorus. How can I do this and add to the story?”

Resources Mentioned:

Night Calls, The City of Dreams

Questions 297: Man vs. World

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B. asks:
“How do you maintain drama without an individual antagonist?”

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Resources Mentioned:
Candide by Voltaire
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
1984 by George Orwell
Brazil, a film by Terry Gilliam
Franz Kafka
The Odyssey by Homer
War Games, the 1982 film
2001: A Space Odyssey

 

 

 

Questions 295: Brainwashing

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B. asks: “How long is brainwashing effective, and how can it be maintained?”

Resources:
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
as well as the 1962 and 2004 film adaptations
The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society   Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
and the film adaptation
Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Gap Cycle