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...
Oct 16, 2018
9 - The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester - Grounding the Future in the Past.
This golden age sci-fi novel has a lot to teach - oddly enough - about realism. Bester extracts qualities from historical eras to ground his world in a sense of truth, and in this episode I explore how he does this and how you can do the...
Oct 2, 2018
8 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Creating Empathy for the
Hero. If you want readers to keep turning pages, empathy is
crucial. In this episode, I examine how Cline uses goals to make
readers care about Wade Watts.
Show notes: novelanalyst.com/episode8
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