Mar 19, 2019
21 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Meaningful Endings and
Truth. It's one of the most important aspects of story - especially of stories that are fantastical. In this episode, I explore how Gaiman created a truthful, meaningful, and emotional resonant ending to his Hugo and Newberry award-winning...
Mar 5, 2019
20 - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson - Avalanche Endings.
If you want to learn how to write explosive, fast-paced, balastic endings, Elantris is an excellent novel to study - which is what I do in this episode! Enjoy!
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Feb 19, 2019
19 - Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - The Art of
In this episode, I look at how Derek uses names to craft compelling, fleshed-out, interesting characters. Enjoy!
Derek’s tactics for creating awesome characters (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5o1uAqodA
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Feb 4, 2019
18 - Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson - Misfit Characters.
Sometimes the key to compelling characters is to make them NOT fit neatly into your plot. That's what Sanderson does in Warbreaker - a stand-alone fantasy book (that he also gives away for free on his website!).
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Jan 21, 2019
17 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Crafting Compelling Narrators.
This historical World War II novel by Australian author Markus Zusak has compelling characters, an engaging plot, and wonderful writing. But it's biggest strength is the narrator: the personification of Death. In this episode, I use The Book Thief...