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Questions 615: Finding Fiction Theory Lectures

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Ian asks: “I’ve been watching that Leonard Bernstein music theory lecture, but I’ve never seen anything like that fiction writing. Have you come across that sort of thing?”
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Questions 502: Things That Make You Go Wow

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Simon asks: What’s one of your big “Oh, wow!” moments that inspired your creative brain?

Resources Mentioned:
Myths and Legends Podcast
Connections Series 1, Episode 8: Eat Drink and Be Merry
Connections, by James Burke

Questions 416: Rhetorical Devices

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Ian asks: “Would studying rhetoric help with pacing and craft in fiction?”

Resources Mentioned:

Aristotle
The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays (CS Lewis)
Monsters and Critics and Other Essays (JRR Tolkien)
Shakespeare
John Milton
Edward Allen Poe
Raymond Chandler
Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. A Treatise of Human Nature, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The Portable Nietzsche
Book of Proverbs
John Steinbeck
John D McDonald
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Blake
Percy Blythe Shelley
Mary Shelley
Lord Byron
Mary Wollstonecraft
Essays of EB White
Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays
Cicero: Selected Works
Speeches That Changed The World
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History
Martin Luther King, Jr.