In which our merry hosts contemplate finding the right point of view from which to tell a story. The perspective of looking at a story is fungible, but each point of view will have a different voice. The coffee committee ponders the right point of view for a story about an incident, and how the voice of the view affects the story’s tone and outcome. … Continue…Episode 83 – From a Certain Point of View
Today we sat down with the wife and husband team of Eddie Louise and Chip Clark from Sage & Savant, a serial podcast of steampunk adventures in Mad Science! Eddie wrote the serial adventure story and keep it going for years, while Chip composed music, created sound effects and other foley work. Come learn how they did it, and what they’re up to next! … Continue…Episode 79 – A Sit Down with Sage & Savant
People with quirks are called eccentric, unusual, strange, or even bizarre, but the truth is bigger. Quirky people play weird games, wear different clothes, have unusual hobbies, or say what they mean in company. Quirky people have less fear. Jeannie submits the theory that all good protagonists need to be a little quirky. The committee pokes at her theory with examples from books, television, and movies. … Continue…Episode 78 – What’s in a Quirk?
We’re happy to welcome author Raymond Miller back to the coffee house. Raymond reads part of a story for us, and takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster through Kentucky and From the Train Station, along with his experience writing in the time of Covid19. He talks about understanding life through the stories you’ve been told, and the styles and choices of authors. … Continue…Episode 54 – An Interview with Raymond Miller
Adjectives and verbs and adverbs and more! Cliches are made of words. Most cliches derived from accuracy, but lose their meaning over time. Our eggnog-sodden team looks into old ones. We pick at many of our favorites. … Continue…Episode 26 – Death by Cliche part Deux