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Questions 517: Writing and Personal Philosophy

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Jeanne asks: In what ways does your personal philosophy converge with your writing? How does an author maintain an objectvie distance from the voice in which they write? And how does that differ between fiction and nonfiction?

Resources Mentioned
Lecture by J. Michael Stracynzski 

Deep Characterization 1: The Basic Drives

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In our first episode in our miniseries about how to think about character and characterization, we discuss the drives that every person and animal has in common, why they exist, and how they affect characterization and personality.

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Questions 204: Should Your Fiction Set an Example?

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Cheyenne asks:
“How can I write characters who don’t share my values, without betraying my values?”

Books discussed:
Tree and Leaf by J.R.R. Tolkien

Poetics by Aristotle