Dec 25, 2018
14 - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - 6 Steps to make the reader cry.
After reading this amazing book twice (my fave read of 2017!), I finally figured out how to articulate my thoughts about it. It's an amazing read, full of emotion, and in this episode I break down HOW Daniel Keyes achieves this....
Dec 11, 2018
13 - The Martian by Andy Weir - Problem and Response Story Structure.
I've read this book multiple times and love it more with each re-read. In this episode, I try to figure out why it's so engaging, and end up categorising problems/conflict into 6 distinctive archetypes which can benefit any story.
Nov 27, 2018
12 - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - Controlling Pacing using
This was the first Brandon Sanderson novel I read, and boy did it get me hooked. This YA Superhero story is a masterclass in pacing, and pulls readers through the novel at a ridiculous speed. Today, I'll analyse how Sanderson achieved such a fast...
Nov 13, 2018
11 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling -
This is one of my favourite books, and in today's episode I dive deep into how you can use the 2+2 rule to misdirect readers. If you want to learn more about how Rowling writes plot twists, this is the episode for you!
Oct 30, 2018
10 - Mistborn The Final Empire - by Brandon Sanderson -
Mastering the Grand Skill of Worldbuilding.
Sanderson is a master of creating compelling fantasy worlds. Mistborn is a perfect example - and it's one of the best novel's I've read this year. In this episode, I'll analyse different techniques Sanderson uses to...