We have the answers – what were the questions? With so many universities and classes starting to have their various curricula online, we shopped around to look at various definitions and opinions on what elements make up stories of varying lengths. Then we throw out some of our favorite stories and compare against the formula, to test for accuracy. … Continue…Episode 42 – Life, the Universe, and Everything
When you’re world building for a story or novel, you need to figure out how magic works. The coffee shop writers chat about how to build something coherent, something that makes sense, and the pondering of magic that doesn’t get in the way of a story. Or how magic can become a story. And how red coffee is the best coffee. … Continue…Episode 36 – Systemic Magic
Television, Movies, episodic podcasts; in storytelling there’s a definite trend for watching or following a series of stories with an over-arching theme or plot presented in episodes. … Continue…Episode 27 – Storytelling by Episodes
The Silver Anniversary episode! Jeannie goes on a rant (Many F Bombs) on the topic of cliches found in writing. The words used to only describe women, or only men, and it may be time to move past them in writing. Also Chaz asks are odd numbers sexier? … Continue…Episode 25 – Death to Cliches!
Jeannie and John chatting about how they get inspired to get things done, as well as keep track of what they’re writing and what resources are available. … Continue…Episode 21 – The Inspiration to Get Things Done
In which one of our co-hosts and his wife go off to Ireland and all they brought me is this… oh hey! Jamesons! Here’s your reading list, according to who drank with Chaz and Karen. … Continue…Episode Thirteen – World Con Dublin Recap