A podcast where we learn by reading the works of smart authors.
Episode 16: Night & Historic Notes
Ambiguous endings, keeping your promises, and appendices.
Our last episode.
Episode 15: Salvaging
Finding plot devices in surprising places. This week, we wonder how much research Atwood did around Stockholm Syndrome whilst writing Offred.
Episode 14: Night
We explore how Margaret Atwood created complicated motivations to show the cruelty of her dystopia - rather than using boring exposition.
How Did This Get Made? https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/
Episode 13: Jezebel’s
We edge into the world of non-fiction today, looking at the importance of getting your readers to trust your narrator - and the times when you want to tell them to not trust you.
My Dad Wrote A Porno https://www.mydadwroteaporno.com/
Episode 12: Night
How should you go about making you characters relatable? Let’s take a look at how The Handmaid’s Tale does it.
Episode 11: Soul Scrolls
We consider if I’ve been setting my expectations in a direction in a way The Handmaid’s Tale never decided it would reach, and the impact that had on my reading.
Writing Excuses https://writingexcuses.com/