For Storytellers of Fantasy & Science Fiction
310 – Productivity in Writing
How to put words on paper? Should you write every day, or just when you’re feeling inspired? Is there any point to tracking your word count or using specialized writing software? This week, we’re talking about productivity in writing, something that seems to be on […]
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309 – Adaptations… Again!
Sometimes a story is created as one thing, but you want to make it into another thing. Books to movies, TV shows to video games, graphic novels to roleplaying games – all of this is adaptation. Today, we’re nerding out on how adaptation works, how […]
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308 – Fanfiction
Due to a number of prejudices and misunderstandings, a lot of people don’t understand what fanfiction is or how it works. Today, we aim to fix that. We talk about what makes something fanfiction, why most of the negativity around it is unearned, and what […]
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307 – Constructing a Tragedy
In storytelling, happy endings are the default for good reason. But there is another option. Sometimes the story doesn’t end well; nothing goes the hero’s way, and they either die or lose what is most precious to them. That’s right, this episode is about tragedies: […]
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306 – Transportation in Spec Fic
Before your hero can clock in for a space 9 to 5, they first have to commute to work. To do that, they’ll need a rocket, space elevator, steam train, or maybe just a horse. That’s right, this episode is all about moving people, but […]
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305 – Multitasking in Storytelling
Sometimes you want a story to do one thing, but you also want it to do another thing. Can it do both things? Should it do both things? That’s our topic for today: multitasking! This critical skill will help make your stories more efficient, allowing […]
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One of my all time favorite podcasts!
Great writing and storytelling advice that incorporates an awareness of oppression in an entertaining (and often really funny) three person conversation. They make it fun by giving examples which they describe in enough detail that you don't need to know the particular piece of media that they are referencing. I don't really enjoy listening to most writing advice podcasts, but I love this podcast! I've learned a lot and it doesn't feel like work. I look forward to it coming out each week.
Lots of Great Nuggets
I seem to find 2-3 great nuggets of knowledge from every episode, but find myself zoning out often as I listen to the constant complaining about how various authors construct their art. I’ve yet to listen to an episode where at least half of the episode wasn’t them nitpicking whatever their topic is..