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Webserial authors Daystar Eld and Alexander Wales talk about the craft of writing stories that make sense, and examine writing tropes and media through the lens of the Rational and Rationalist genres.

Intro and Outro music is G.A.T.O. Must Be Respected, by Tim Yarbrough

To contact us, please email daystar721@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rationally-writing/support

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Webserial authors Daystar Eld and Alexander Wales talk about the craft of writing stories that make sense, and examine writing tropes and media through the lens of the Rational and Rationalist genres.

Intro and Outro music is G.A.T.O. Must Be Respected, by Tim Yarbrough

To contact us, please email daystar721@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rationally-writing/support

    Episode 52 - Dropped Threads

    Episode 52 - Dropped Threads

    Daystar and Alexander discuss dropped threads and side plots in stories, what tends to lead to them and how to manage them as you go.

    Timestamps

    2:34 Serial Fiction

    9:32 What Ends Up on the Page

    14:55 Side Plots

    17:10 Serials

    21:25 Why Threads Get Dropped

    27:30 Story Shifts

    37:30 Our Dropped Threads

    44:28 Bonus Dropped Threads


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    • 52 min
    Episode 51 - Character Flaws

    Episode 51 - Character Flaws

    Daystar and Alexander discuss character flaws; what makes for good ones, how to avoid Mary Sues, and why some flaws show up so often compared to others.

    Timestamps

    0:35 Flaws As Conflict Generators

    5:53 Mary Sues

    15:23 Brought Low

    23:14 Most Common Flaws

    36:02 Rarest Flaws

    Twig by Wildbow

    The Erogamer by Groon the Walker


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    • 1h 6 min
    Episode 50 - Abandoning Stories

    Episode 50 - Abandoning Stories

    Daystar and Alexander discuss the reasons authors abandon stories before they're finished, whether they want to or not.

    Hosted by Daystar Eld and Alexander Wales

    With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected

    Time Stamps

    1:26 Abandonment vs Hiatus

    6:16 Different reasons for Abandoning

    17:10 Alex's List

    25:55 Managing Burnout

    39:37 Other Authors

    48:21 Author Trust


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    Episode 49 - Ideological Turing Test

    Episode 49 - Ideological Turing Test

    Daystar and Alexander discuss Ideological Turing Tests; what they are, why they're important in fiction, and how to try to pass them as best you can.

    Timestamps:

    0:34 Turing Tests

    6:15 Avoiding Caricatures Isn't Enough

    10:14 Passing ITT

    25:48 Frames

    37:53 Personal Challenges

    47:11 Presentation


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    • 57 min
    Episode 48 - Romance

    Episode 48 - Romance

    Daystar and Alexander discuss romance in fiction, particularly in finding meaningful romantic conflicts as either the major plot, or as a subplot in a broader story.

    Timestamps:

    7:21 Body Language and Chemistry

    14:00 Source of Romantic conflict

    21:43 Troubled vs Doomed

    30:20 Extreme Romantic Contexts

    36:29 Compatibility

    43:06 Conflict from Change

    50:38 New and Ongoing Conflicts


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    • 56 min
    Episode 47 - Timeskips

    Episode 47 - Timeskips

    Daystar and Alexander discuss the value and pitfalls of using time skips, long and short.

    Timestamps:

    1:13 The Two Axes

    11:51 Rules for Timeskips

    25:27 Relationships

    42:13 Extremely Long Timeskips


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    • 49 min

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