Every week the Mythcreants geek out about spec fic and storytelling. You can follow the podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or with our xml feed: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/MythcreantsPodcast

311 – Delivering Information in Stories

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Readers need to know things to understand your story. They need to know a whole bunch of things. But writing is a linear art form, meaning you can’t just download all the necessary info at once. So what are authors to do? That’s what we’re … read more »

310 – Productivity in Writing

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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 … read more »

309 – Adaptations… Again!

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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 … read more »

308 – Fanfiction

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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 … read more »

307 – Constructing a Tragedy

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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: … read more »

306 – Transportation in Spec Fic

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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 … read more »

305 – Multitasking in Storytelling

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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 … read more »

304 – Scifi Weapons

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Pew pew, laser beams! Oh no, they were blocked by an energy shield, zooooorrp! This week we’re talking about scifi weapons, because sometimes we have to come down from the writing-craft mountain and do some good old-fashioned nerding out. We talk about what these weapons … read more »

303 – Internal Conflict

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What’s that feeling inside you? Do you want one thing but also want another thing? Then you might have internal conflict, an important tool in any storytellers kit. External conflicts provide plenty of excitement and motivation, but internal conflicts are how you really get into … read more »

302 – Humor in Stories

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What’s that, you want to know how to tell jokes in fiction? I guess we could… humor you. Yeah, that’s about the level of comedy you should expect from this podcast, but on the bright side, we do have some actual insights into how humor … read more »

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