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268 – Anti-Lying Magic

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I could tell you what this podcast is about, but how would you know if I was telling the truth? Normally, you’d just have to trust me, but in fantasy stories, we can have magic that stops people from lying. That’s what we’re talking about … read more »

267 – Anthropomorphism and Personification

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One of them is evocative language, and the other is an animal or inanimate object with googly eyes. But which is which? And how are you supposed to use them once you figure out the answer? That’s what we’re talking about this week. We’ll discuss … read more »

266 – Writing With Your Gut

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Sometimes in writing you just know what to do, even if you can’t say why you know. That’s your gut in action, your writerly instincts making themselves known. But how does writing with your gut actually work? What are its strengths, what are its weaknesses, … read more »

265 – Fan Rage

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Today on the Mythcreant Podcast, we’re very mad! What are we mad about? We’re mad that you’re wrong, so wrong, about that thing you said! When you said a thing we liked was bad, it personally hurt us, and we’re angry. That’s right, this week … read more »

264 – Fictional Economies

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Behold, it is time to discuss the taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems! That’s right, this week we’re talking about economies. That means currencies, taxes, trade, and post-scarcity utopias. We talk about how weird it is for heroes to be against payment for … read more »

263 – Trees in Spec Fic

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If someone records a podcast about trees, and no one listens to it, does it make a sound? Hopefully we won’t have to find out, because this episode is all about our leafy friends and how they fit into our stories. We talk about trees … read more »

262 – Describing Characters

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In real life, we have our eyeballs to tell us what something looks like. But in prose fiction, we’re not so lucky. Be it novels or short stories, we only have words on a page to communicate visuals, so how do we do it? That’s … read more »

261 – The Witcher TV Show

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What’s that sound? Is it a striga hiding in the shadows, maybe a werewolf howling at the moon, or a kikimore doing whatever it is kikimore’s do? It’s certainly some kind of monster, because this week we’re talking about Netflix’s latest hit: The Witcher. It’s … read more »

260 – Swamps, Bogs, and Fens Oh My

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This week we leave the idyllic forests and pristine meadows behind to enter the deep dark dampness of the swamp! Or the bog, marsh, fen, mangrove forest, whatever floats your swamp boat. These wetlands are often portrayed as dangerous and unfriendly to humans, which isn’t … read more »

259 – Turning Points

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There’s a moment in every climax where the hero goes from losing to winning, or from winning to losing in the case of tragedies. It’s when Luke turns off his targeting computer or when Eowyn declares that she is no man. It’s got that special … read more »

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