Tag Archives: writing

Question 716: Write it Again, Sam?

Roland asks: Can a writer revisit an idea in multiple stories, and keep the stories fresh and interesting?

Resources Mentioned:
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Road to Gandalfo by Robert Ludlum
Road to Omaha
The Holocroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum
The Scarlitti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
The Man in the Rain by J. Daniel Sawyer
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller
Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka
Hitler’s Angel by Kris Rusch
Millenium Jon Varley
The Philip K. Dick Collection
Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
Titan AE
Firefly
By His Bootstraps by Robert A. Heinlein
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein
Predestination

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Questions 712: Sociological Storytelling

Ed asks: What are your thoughts on sociological storytelling?

Resources Mentioned

Game of Thrones S8
Lost
Babylon 5 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
The Real Reason Fans Hate The Last Season of Game of Thrones – article from Scientific America , May 2019

 

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Questions 708 – Where is the Setting?

Ian asks: “I’m struggling to find current examples of rich setting. Have authors stopped using setting, or am I not looking in the right place?”

Resources Mentioned

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
Choke by Chuck Paulinuk
Setting: How to Create and Sustain a Sharp Sense of Time and Place in Your Fiction by Jack Bickham

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