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 »

258 – The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

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A short time ago, on a podcast quite nearby, two hosts talked about STAR WARS. Specifically, we talk about the new sequel trilogy, and what the heck happened with it. With the latest movie finished at last, it seems like these films were less than … read more »

257 – Beginning Your Story

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Every story has to start somewhere. Believe us, we checked. If there was some way to skip this part, we’d be all over that. But since beginnings are a requirement, it’s time to talk about them once again. We cover the competing needs of a … read more »

256 – The Mandalorian

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There’s a possibility that you just might have heard about this latest entry into the Star Wars media family. It’s got the cutest baby alien around, and Disney is pretty sure you’ll subscribe to their streaming service just to watch it. Which, to be fair, … read more »

255 – Monsters of Ice and Snow

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Brrrr, it’s cold! That’s bad enough, but what if there were monsters in the cold? That would be way worse, if maybe more fun, and it’s what we’re discussing today. We talk about the coolest ice monsters out there, and then list some snow creatures … read more »

254 – Why the Puppeteer Archetype Is Terrible

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Behold, you thought the story was about this character, but actually it was the cutesy animal companion pulling strings from behind the scenes. Aren’t you in awe of this clever twist? If you’ve ever beheld something like that, you’ve seen a puppeteer in the wild, … read more »

253 – Creating Villains Who Have a Point

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Villains are bad people, but are they always wrong? Maybe not! Sometimes the villain has a good idea buried under all their evil. That’s why this week, we’re talking about how to create villains who have a point. We discuss why authors do this, how … read more »

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