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Story In Mind

By Moss Whelan
Let's go for a walk and talk about writing and psychology.
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What Is Freedom?
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 17.
01:00:09
September 03, 2021
Too Whirled
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 16.
01:00:14
September 02, 2021
Thresholding Pattern
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 15.
01:00:30
September 01, 2021
Axis Allies
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 14.
01:00:33
August 31, 2021
Returning The Refusal
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 13.
01:00:26
August 30, 2021
Vehicle Within
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 12.
01:00:19
August 29, 2021
Ultimate Doom
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 11.
01:00:11
August 28, 2021
Neverlasting
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 10.
01:00:19
August 27, 2021
Good Pappa
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 9.
01:00:22
August 26, 2021
Tempting
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 8.
01:00:05
August 25, 2021
Mama Mia
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 7.
01:00:24
August 24, 2021
Threshold Blues
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 6.
01:02:45
August 23, 2021
Road Of Failure
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 5.
01:01:05
August 22, 2021
Agent Of Change
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 4.
01:00:03
August 21, 2021
Unnatural Allies
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 3.
01:00:28
August 20, 2021
Accepting The Call
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 2.
53:32
August 19, 2021
Adventure Warning
Sabotaging the hero’s journey. Step 1.
01:00:38
August 17, 2021
Last Ditch
How to end a writing project.
01:00:43
August 12, 2021
Masks
Is an author an identity?
01:00:28
August 04, 2021
Inside Out
Is the world a stage? If so, can we write the play?
01:01:04
July 23, 2021
Counterpoint Of View
How the scene’s COV character argues theme.
01:00:44
June 07, 2021
Axis Mundi 2
Centring the writing.
01:00:23
June 03, 2021
Axis Mundi 1
Writing the centre.
01:00:31
June 02, 2021
Fusion Success
Weaving manuscripts together update.
01:00:13
June 01, 2021
Orange Astronaut
Exploring character description.
01:00:16
June 01, 2021
Happy Returns
Characters who change their mind.
01:00:22
May 30, 2021
The Attic
What portrait do you keep upstairs?
01:01:16
May 29, 2021
Make Mistakes
Development needs error.
01:01:20
May 28, 2021
Boxes
The author experience in chunks.
01:00:09
May 27, 2021
To Fashion
Can we shape a reader?
01:00:16
May 26, 2021
Characters As Actors
The novel is a play.
01:00:12
May 25, 2021
Character Differences
What separates characters?
01:01:43
May 24, 2021
Endless Chapter
When is the editing over?
01:00:27
May 23, 2021
Wings
Blue birds, angels, and psychopomps.
01:00:03
May 22, 2021
Best Friend 2
Is your protagonist your outlook?
01:00:32
May 21, 2021
Best Friend 1
Should your main character be your best friend? [part one]
01:00:35
May 20, 2021
Foundation
Building on subtext.
01:01:23
May 19, 2021
Changing Mind
Shifting consciousness.
01:01:47
May 17, 2021
Convince Me
Should our book sell itself?
01:02:07
May 15, 2021
Inner Text
Do characters think in sentences?
01:00:07
April 30, 2021
Cut What Doesn’t Work
Using a logic gate to create clarity.
01:01:01
April 28, 2021
Indigenous Narnia
Working on the outline / synopsis leads to a missing piece.
01:00:31
April 26, 2021
Rite Of Passage
Can we make a story that helps others get through a difficult time?
01:01:01
April 20, 2021
Bullet Train
Capitalizing on a productive day.
01:00:13
April 18, 2021
Vocal Yocal
Mixing promotion with local fandom.
01:00:10
April 17, 2021
Deep Scene Diving
How far will sublimation take us?
01:00:44
April 13, 2021
Oh R’Lyeh?
One side of a setting.
01:00:10
April 12, 2021
Sediment
Looking at storytelling as a building up of layers.
01:02:31
April 05, 2021
Fluidity
Keeping the wheel of fate moving.
01:00:54
April 05, 2021
Narratives
Different ways of telling the tale.
01:00:27
April 03, 2021
Narrator
Is the narrator in the first person? Why so?
59:06
April 03, 2021
Connect The Dots
Starting off by leaving room for the reader to fill in details.
01:00:39
March 30, 2021
Side Walking
Is feeding pedestrian crows like getting published? * unmasked exposé *
01:00:18
March 29, 2021
Dave Olson
Talking with an archivist-storyteller about time travelling postcards.
01:00:07
March 22, 2021
Transform: Part 2
Letting go of the old narrative.
01:00:41
December 02, 2020
Transform: Part 1
A new paradigm for an old narrative.
01:00:44
December 02, 2020
Pipe Dream
A perfect storm leads to smoking tobacco.
56:57
November 13, 2020
Narrative Religions
Are they ∅ne?
01:00:15
November 02, 2020
Revealing Arguments
Disagreement in three acts.
01:02:09
November 01, 2020
Draft Or Draught
It's about transformation.
01:00:46
October 31, 2020
Becoming The Character
Bring your story to the plot.
01:00:58
October 26, 2020
Generation Ship
Should we leave or should we stay?
01:01:52
October 24, 2020
Paragon
What is the role model we are creating?
01:02:21
October 23, 2020
Outline Inn
Obscuring the clear.
01:01:43
October 22, 2020
Subjectification
Instead of Objectification...
01:02:32
October 19, 2020
Face Fear
Imagine how much we could get done.
01:02:22
October 18, 2020
Paradise
Manuscript as garden.
01:01:25
October 15, 2020
Endless Ever After
Are all plot points false?
01:00:18
October 12, 2020
We Are The Concience
Writing against fear, hate, and violence.
01:03:51
October 11, 2020
Martin John
Vancouver comicbook creator.
01:03:03
October 06, 2020
Tableaux
Interpreting the frozen moment.
01:02:08
September 27, 2020
The Basement
The safety of writing upstairs.
01:03:22
September 26, 2020
Own Voices
Valuing other points of view.
01:01:44
September 24, 2020
Ob Scene
The uncivilized non scene.
01:00:59
September 22, 2020
BC Yukon Book Awards
A binary fiction.
01:00:50
September 20, 2020
Virtual Conventions
A place to promote your work.
01:02:27
September 16, 2020
Scene Chiasmus
From LOTR to Star Wars, scene that reflect.
01:03:20
September 15, 2020
The Power Of Promotion
Is it all business?
01:01:43
August 23, 2020
Serial Distiller
A Dickensian serial and When Words Collide.
01:00:55
August 16, 2020
One Character
Are all characters the same?
01:00:14
June 19, 2020
Education
Can we know everything?
01:01:46
June 10, 2020
L. A. Cunningham
An author talks influences, process, and goals.
24:39
June 09, 2020
Do Androids Dream
Memories of Blade Runner. Is it us?
01:00:07
May 29, 2020
Story Is Theme
Or are they different?
01:01:06
May 02, 2020
Explode It
Take your scene apart to see how it works.
01:01:32
May 01, 2020
Processing
Making sense of your story.
01:01:29
April 26, 2020
Hills & Barrows
Hobbits versus Wights
01:02:38
April 25, 2020
Inner Nature
Turning away from the plot.
01:02:42
April 24, 2020
Get It Done
And, do it again.
01:00:40
April 20, 2020
Quadrants
Starting with using old characters and ending with archetypes.
01:01:48
April 02, 2020
Confidence
Why seek the magical boon?
01:02:20
March 29, 2020
Info Recycling
How to reuse exposition.
01:00:35
March 25, 2020
Prosthetic Reality
Cyborg mindset.
01:01:53
March 24, 2020
The Narrator
The POV character, the storyteller, or no one at all.
01:06:20
March 22, 2020
The Act
Is each part of the three-act structure the same?
01:00:04
March 20, 2020
Writing Isn't Writing
Do we focus on the journey, the destination, or both?
01:01:31
March 19, 2020
Colour Coding
To distinguish different plot and story elements.
01:01:49
March 17, 2020
Fantasy World News
The danger of writing the unreal.
01:01:32
March 17, 2020
Story Is Mystery
Most story arcs seem to be external.
01:01:35
March 14, 2020
Live Streaming
How much does a writer give up?
01:02:29
March 12, 2020
Dirty Laundry
Making your manuscript personal.
01:01:35
March 10, 2020
Question, Doubt, Answer
Creating intrigue in a story and plot.
01:00:40
March 06, 2020
Gaia
Publishing as survival.
51:03
March 04, 2020
Edition
The effect of changing a previous publication.
01:00:39
March 03, 2020
Pirates
Why write criminals?
01:01:21
March 02, 2020
Creating A Reader
The manuscript as audience.
01:01:09
February 27, 2020
Beautiful Thieves
The pirates of Gray Hawk.
01:03:13
February 24, 2020
Old One
Is there only one story?
01:01:37
February 24, 2020
Sandbox
Choosing to play.
01:04:14
February 22, 2020
Workshops Versus
... beta readers, critique partners, editors, and writers groups.
01:01:50
February 19, 2020
Failure
Is it success?
01:02:32
February 18, 2020
Plot Twister
Dare we oppose expectation?
01:04:56
February 15, 2020
Happy Ever After
What's happiness?
01:00:27
February 09, 2020
Synopsis Redux
Shapeshifting outlines.
01:03:16
February 07, 2020
Breakthroughs
Crossing the creative border.
01:03:27
February 07, 2020
Notebooks
Are tablets better?
01:01:21
February 06, 2020
Real Characters
Shallow or deep, does it matter?
01:01:17
February 02, 2020
Bullseye
Why we avoid branding.
01:02:24
February 01, 2020
Gillian M Kendall
On writing The Book Of Forbidden Wisdom.
09:49
January 31, 2020
UL Harper
On writing Fantasy and Horror in Washington.
32:33
January 31, 2020
Phobia And Philia
A character's limitations.
01:01:36
January 30, 2020
Unicorn Politics
Is the sock puppet a spy?
01:00:21
January 25, 2020
First Lines
Unpacking some beginnings.
01:03:26
January 24, 2020
Jared Conti
A poet on process.
01:00:09
January 22, 2020
Beauty Within
Let's write about it.
01:01:58
January 21, 2020
Scene Transitions
One door opens and another closes.
01:02:49
January 19, 2020
Finalities
Why tales end.
01:02:22
January 18, 2020
Grand Narratives
Why characters argue theme.
01:00:09
January 16, 2020
Innovation
How much is too much?
01:02:54
January 13, 2020
Unicorn Interview
Raked over the coals by a sock puppet.
01:00:24
January 12, 2020
Egological
Further examining the crisis point.
01:01:21
January 12, 2020
Redemption
Bad characters made good.
01:01:42
January 11, 2020
Family Dynamic
Goldmine of character conflict.
01:01:22
January 10, 2020
Schrödinger's Suspense
Is a character alive or dead?
01:01:27
January 07, 2020
Thought Space
Getting into a characters mind.
01:02:17
January 05, 2020
Collage Editing
How to stitch together separate manuscript POVs.
01:01:34
January 05, 2020
The Unknown
Irrational fears and wonder.
01:00:07
January 04, 2020
Neverending Story
Unpacking a German classic.
01:04:60
December 30, 2019
Internal Obtacles
POV feelings that get in the way.
01:00:28
December 27, 2019
Internal Crisis
How does a protagonist's inner journey transform them?
01:01:12
December 26, 2019
Alternate Worlds
Why rewrite history?
01:01:54
December 21, 2019
Jacob The Archer
Unpacking the Imagery of a fellow writer.
01:02:33
December 19, 2019
Repurposing Scenes
Making use of old manuscripts.
01:00:49
December 03, 2019
Creative Choices
How far can you take writing?
01:01:53
December 03, 2019
Emotion
Exploring the internal story.
01:00:08
December 02, 2019
Weak Is Strong
A character's flaw becomes what they need.
01:00:44
November 26, 2019
Mixing It Up
Thinking outside the books.
01:01:23
November 24, 2019
Behaviour
Characters reacting.
01:01:31
November 21, 2019
Chaos Writing
Making room for intuition.
01:00:53
November 20, 2019
Obstacles
Slowing down the protagonist.
01:01:48
November 15, 2019
Darlene Arseneault
An actress on storytelling.
56:43
November 13, 2019
Frankenstein's Manuscript
Using old manuscripts to make a new one.
01:02:25
November 09, 2019
Dream of the Star Bat
A story experiment in second person.
59:23
November 02, 2019
Halloween
What is a good scare?
59:18
October 31, 2019
Allowing It
Getting out of the way of creativity.
01:05:11
October 30, 2019
Spirits
Ghosts! Recorded 3 months back.
01:01:60
October 30, 2019
Characters Are Theme
From description to alignment.
01:01:41
October 29, 2019
New Media
Post book launch thoughts on promotion, and networking.
01:02:13
October 28, 2019
Matthew Hughes
At the book launch of What The Wind Brings.
45:06
October 28, 2019
Tanya Lisle
Vancouver's looking glass author.
01:01:07
October 25, 2019
Manuscript Checklist
Returning to a first draft.
01:00:45
October 17, 2019
Animal Headed
What's up with Egyptian deities.
01:06:11
October 16, 2019
Captain America
TG Shepherd and I talk Cap.
01:04:21
October 14, 2019
Plot Rod
Are novels machines?
01:05:29
October 09, 2019
Clothing
Are our characters what they wear?
01:03:52
October 09, 2019
Co-op Revisted
Walk and talk around the old neighbourhood.
01:02:20
October 08, 2019
Robin Shantz
The host of Invaders From Planet Three.
01:01:37
October 04, 2019
Setting Up
A meaningful backdrop.
01:03:30
October 01, 2019
Work Vs Writing
Making money to make books.
01:02:36
September 29, 2019
Copyright Vs Reinvention
Imitation at what price?
01:02:09
September 28, 2019
Why Theme
What the story surrounds.
01:02:21
September 27, 2019
Memory Palace
Are stories new memories?
01:01:16
September 26, 2019
Protagonist Reader
What do we want to experience? (Big pause at one point.)
01:08:32
September 25, 2019
Adaptation
From comic book to TV spec script.
01:02:39
September 24, 2019
Branching Out
Dream jobs that might be nightmares.
01:02:50
September 23, 2019
Letting Go
A writer lets go of what isn't true.
01:03:23
September 21, 2019
Brave New
Examining two new characters.
01:02:41
September 20, 2019
Funny Pages
Finishing comic book project.
01:01:45
September 19, 2019
Passionate Publishing
What would make us champion our own work?
01:02:10
September 18, 2019
Desperate Publishing
Why do we put out below-par work?
01:00:38
September 17, 2019
Paper
Leftover episode about making paper, printing, and binding.
01:02:52
September 16, 2019
Tree Ship
An old project anew.
01:02:43
September 15, 2019
Words Of Power
Magical linguistics in Fantasy. Leftover from 2 months back.
01:02:27
September 14, 2019
Panel Redux
Making plans after the convention's cancellation.
01:00:57
September 13, 2019
Con End
My scifi / fantasy convention gets cancelled.
01:02:30
September 12, 2019
Comic Conundrum
Collaboration weirdness.
01:02:48
September 11, 2019
Unconventional
I await the fallout of the convention chair stepping down.
01:02:13
September 10, 2019
Posterity
Final marketing for the scifi convention.
01:02:26
September 08, 2019
Puppets
The role puppets play.
01:02:04
September 07, 2019
Panel Preparation
Getting ready for the convention!
01:02:05
September 02, 2019
Banter
A ramble about dialogue.
01:01:34
August 29, 2019
The Muse
"O! for a muse of fire,.."
01:03:25
August 28, 2019
Mazes
A labyrinth inside and out.
01:02:55
August 27, 2019
Upstaged
When characters take over.
01:04:54
August 26, 2019
Sarah Windsor
Writing the Fantastic in Pittsburgh!
47:55
August 25, 2019
Genius Loci
The spirit of a place.
01:01:47
August 23, 2019
Narrative Reality
Is the tale also the teller?
01:02:32
August 21, 2019
David Ranshaw
A writer on literature, wine, and chocolate.
30:01
August 19, 2019
Nadine Little
Writing speculative scfi fantasy in Scotland.
22:29
August 19, 2019
Who & Kat
Two scifi fans and their convention.
01:02:19
August 17, 2019
Story Voyage
Leaving to find oneself.
01:04:31
August 17, 2019
Home Sweet Home
Is it where the heart is?
01:00:58
August 15, 2019
Eric Malikyte
An author of cosmic horror answers questions.
33:40
August 14, 2019
Detectives
Talking about sleuthing.
01:01:13
August 14, 2019
Palimpsest
Layering texts.
01:00:06
August 13, 2019
Novella
Child of a novel and a short story?
01:01:27
August 12, 2019
Multiple Projects
Juggling many stories.
01:02:58
August 09, 2019
Stealing & Borrowing
Plagiarism or Inspiration?
01:01:53
August 08, 2019
Theme In Scene
Do your scenes argue the point?
01:00:37
August 07, 2019
Tricksters
A coyote joins us on the morning walk.
01:01:39
August 06, 2019
Modern Myth
Can we shape our myths?
01:02:44
August 03, 2019
Dragons
East meets west.
01:01:38
August 02, 2019
Legacy
What story are we leaving?
01:00:59
August 01, 2019
Maps
What are the side effects of maps in fiction?
01:05:11
July 29, 2019
Charlie Allison
An author with wonderfully bizarre answers.
53:15
July 28, 2019
Portal Skeletons
What our Fantasy stories say about us.
01:01:35
July 27, 2019
Outlines Are Synopses
Form as summary.
01:01:12
July 26, 2019
Lost & Found
The experience of being off the grid.
01:01:26
July 25, 2019
Pen Identities
Writing under an assumed name.
01:02:05
July 20, 2019
Erin Grey
A South African writer talks about the craft!
12:20
July 19, 2019
Content
Promoting your work with media.
01:02:36
July 19, 2019
Don't Think
The reminder above Ray Bradbury's typewriter.
01:01:51
July 18, 2019
Form Vs Formula
Rain and structure.
01:02:60
July 18, 2019
Atlantis
From Plato to imago.
01:02:59
July 15, 2019
The Anti Novel
I talk non structure and get attacked by a crow.
01:01:56
July 14, 2019
Costumes
Why wear a mask?
01:02:49
July 13, 2019
Setup Development Payoff
Creating storylines.
01:02:22
July 12, 2019
Character Economy
Merging a number of characters together.
01:03:48
July 11, 2019
Dewey Conway
The story-weaver of Shimmerworld answers a few questions.
55:21
July 10, 2019
Pacing
Taking the story's pulse.
01:00:58
July 09, 2019
Jenni Merrifield
Dungeon Master.
01:01:31
July 08, 2019
Giants
Big monsters of the mind.
01:02:02
July 07, 2019
Authenticity
One's own goldmine.
01:02:14
July 06, 2019
Patrick Bollivar
Talking writing, Vancouver, and VCON.
01:00:56
July 05, 2019
Theme In Scene
Exploring an argument.
01:03:37
July 04, 2019
Beta Vs Critique
What copy editing isn't.
01:02:42
July 03, 2019
City Of Spirits
A place I'm worldbuilding.
01:02:51
July 02, 2019
Promotion
Beachside meditation on marketing.
01:03:37
July 01, 2019
Gillian Kendall
Interviewing the author of The Garden Of Darkness and The Book Of Forbidden Wisdom.
46:02
June 29, 2019
In Context
Aiding the reader with clarity.
01:02:32
June 29, 2019
Jenn Thor
On writing the paranormal in Nebraska.
37:54
June 27, 2019
Writing LGBTQ+
Straight talk on the arcs.
01:00:59
June 27, 2019
Ewa Miendlarzewska
Interview with the author of Project Unison.
41:29
June 26, 2019
What To Write About
What topics make a book worth writing and reading?
01:03:35
June 24, 2019
City on the Moon
A lunar setting in my Fantasy world.
01:01:51
June 23, 2019
Bookends
Shaping beginnings and endings.
01:00:27
June 22, 2019
Colour
How do you hew hue?
01:01:03
June 21, 2019
Writing With Joy
Why write stories we don't like?
01:01:48
June 20, 2019
City Of Lightning
The city in Gray Hawk Of Terrapin.
01:01:00
June 19, 2019
Jorge Luis Borges
Reading the Argentine writer.
01:03:01
June 18, 2019
Christina Hawthorne
Interview with the fantastic author of Ontyre Passages.
01:19:59
June 17, 2019
Susan & Michael Walsh
Two fantastic members of the local science fiction convention.
01:02:56
June 16, 2019
Cole Thornsberry
Hero of Midgard's author talks about inspirations.
59:52
June 14, 2019
The Worst Book Ever
Three books I love to hate.
01:02:00
June 12, 2019
The Next World
Can we live in the imagination?
01:02:12
June 11, 2019
Reviews
Should we read reviews?
01:01:60
June 10, 2019
Turning A Scene
Is there only one scene?
01:00:32
June 10, 2019
Author Identity
How much of oneself to reveal to a book buyer.
01:01:36
June 08, 2019
Jean Lee
The author of Fallen Princeborn: Stolen talking about a life of words.
01:03:08
June 07, 2019
Claire Buss
Interviewing the author of The Rose Thief and the Gaia Effect series.
01:03:22
June 06, 2019
Scott David Betson
Interviewing Scott about comic books, movies, and fandom.
01:01:30
June 06, 2019
City of the Cats
Tour of the Terrapin city of Wednesday.
01:02:31
June 05, 2019
Lenses
Ways of seeing.
01:02:59
June 04, 2019
Mythical Vancouver
Visiting some settings for some scenes.
01:01:10
May 31, 2019
A Tour Of Terrapin
My Fantasy world as travel destination.
01:02:56
May 30, 2019
The Ring Operas
Can we separate the art from the artist?
01:02:30
May 29, 2019
Dramatica Characters
A way to divvy up roles.
01:01:35
May 28, 2019
Types, Stocks, & Tropes
Mixing and matching characters.
01:03:33
May 27, 2019
The Villain
Antagonist as person, reflection, and antithesis.
01:02:39
May 26, 2019
Dialogue
Talking on different levels.
01:02:20
May 25, 2019
Write Gold
Don't write crap.
01:01:28
May 24, 2019
Selling Tolkien
Marketing the biographical movie.
01:02:18
May 23, 2019
Afterglow
After some successful rewriting.
01:03:49
May 22, 2019
Rewriting
Versus editing and revisioning.
01:01:55
May 21, 2019
The Hook
Grabbing hold and not letting go.
01:01:26
May 20, 2019
Writing From Experience
The value of truth.
01:00:48
May 19, 2019
Believable Writing
Making it immersive.
01:02:18
May 18, 2019
Kishotenketsu
An Asian narrative style.
01:00:58
May 17, 2019
A Good Book
What is a "good" read? Can we agree on a definition?
01:01:57
May 16, 2019
Steve Forty
Talking with BSFA and VCON Ambassador for Life.
01:06:30
May 14, 2019
Robots
Fictional? Or are we them?
01:01:48
May 14, 2019
Starship
A sci-fi ship of state.
01:03:40
May 13, 2019
Second Draft
The difficulty of multiple drafts.
01:02:54
May 12, 2019
Lingua Franca
Writing cultural genocide.
01:03:38
May 11, 2019
Selling In
Rather than selling out...
01:01:49
May 09, 2019
Why SFF Conventions?
Celebrating wonder locally.
01:03:09
May 08, 2019
Writing A Series
A series of interconnected standalone novels.
01:04:01
May 07, 2019
Viva La Resistance
Listening to the inner critique.
01:01:44
May 06, 2019
Titles
Finding a book's all encompassing name.
01:02:03
May 05, 2019
An Outline
Is it a synopsis?
01:02:49
May 03, 2019
Split Narrative
Is dual or multiple narratives for you?
01:02:09
May 02, 2019
JM Landels
Interviewing the author of Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
58:39
May 02, 2019
Sequels
Should one write a book two?
01:00:21
May 01, 2019
Corby Cuff
Mental health episode about my childhood friend.
01:03:48
April 30, 2019
You're The Reader
Writing for our future self.
01:05:04
April 29, 2019
Unique Writing
Instead of writing for the mass market.
01:01:40
April 28, 2019
Eternity
The heart of spirituality or the centre of psychology?
01:00:32
April 27, 2019
Short Stories
The icebergs of fiction.
01:04:19
April 26, 2019
Screenplay
The pros and cons of writing for the screen.
01:05:34
April 25, 2019
Who Is The Writer
What makes a story teller?
01:02:34
April 24, 2019
Revealing Character
Showing who someone is through their choice of decoration.
01:00:11
April 23, 2019
Audience
More consideration of who it is we are writing for.
01:02:43
April 22, 2019
Cost Of Writing
Love of Publishing.
01:01:52
April 21, 2019
TG Shepherd
Interviewing the author of As A God about VCON, fighting, and comic books.
01:04:51
April 20, 2019
The Reader
More thought on who one's reader is. What do they want?
01:04:50
April 19, 2019
Magic Island
Playing around with a magic system.
01:01:23
April 18, 2019
Connection
A mental health episode.
01:02:42
April 17, 2019
Don DeBrandt
Interview with author Don DeBrant about SFF, writing, and VCON.
01:03:36
April 16, 2019
Diction
Word choice shapes perception.
01:06:50
April 14, 2019
Undermind
Riffing off of Spider Robinson's first novel Telempath.
01:03:18
April 13, 2019
Pneumatic Submarine
Some worldbuilding and exploring ideas for a WIP.
01:00:26
April 12, 2019
Synesthesia
Confusing one sense for another.
01:04:50
April 11, 2019
Napoleon Complex
Stanley Kubrick's interest in a French emperor.
01:01:44
April 10, 2019
Stream of Consciousness
An organic way of showing character thoughts.
01:01:11
April 08, 2019
Suspense
From cliffhangers to dramatic tension.
01:06:53
April 07, 2019
Josette Part 2
Interviewing J. Kernaghan about VCON, SciFi, and fandom.
01:02:57
April 05, 2019
Josette Part 1
Interviewing J. Kernaghan about VCON, SciFi, and fandom.
01:07:17
April 05, 2019
Narrative Transportation Theory
How much can a story influence us?
01:01:21
April 05, 2019
Missing Scene
I figure out what's missing in my WIP.
01:03:04
April 04, 2019
Stakes
What motivates a character?
01:01:12
April 03, 2019
Nonlinear Narrative
Do stories have to be straight lines?
01:01:59
April 02, 2019
Effective Beginnings
Starting with dreams, memories, and prologues.
01:03:55
April 01, 2019
Synecdoche
A part that represents the whole.
01:03:48
March 31, 2019
When To Tell
Showing is essential, but Telling has its uses too.
01:00:46
March 30, 2019
Author Intrusion
When is narrator commentary a good thing?
01:01:30
March 29, 2019
Editing Perception
Marketing rewritten art.
01:02:21
March 28, 2019
Sarcasm And Subtext
Starting with irony versus sarcasm, we dive beneath the text.
01:02:11
March 27, 2019
Snufkin And Puddleglum
Mashing up inspiring characters.
01:01:38
March 26, 2019
Dark Lords
Should we save the trope?
01:04:52
March 25, 2019
Bildungsroman
Education or indoctrination?
01:01:46
March 24, 2019
Doppelgänger
From evil spirit to divided self.
01:03:46
March 23, 2019
Litotes
Can we use the word unsad?
01:01:21
March 22, 2019
Anagnorisis
Shock of realization in a story.
01:02:60
March 21, 2019
Setting As Self
Where do we dwell within?
01:01:01
March 20, 2019
Character Archetypes
Templates of the subconscious.
01:02:41
March 19, 2019
Mind Slave
The illusion of the outside.
01:01:55
March 18, 2019
Anti Hero
The villain as protagonist.
01:03:07
March 17, 2019
Hubris
The tragic flaw of pride or overconfidence.
01:02:57
March 16, 2019
The Foil
A character that contradicts and challenges a protagonist.
01:03:05
March 15, 2019
Kenning
A Nordic literary device for Fantasy and beyond.
01:00:27
March 14, 2019
Satire
Exaggeration to expose abuse.
01:01:36
March 13, 2019
Hot Seat
Technique from playwriting of interviewing a character.
01:02:15
March 12, 2019
Deus Ex Machina
Taking agency from a protagonist.
58:29
March 11, 2019
Foreshadowing
The start of a series of episodes on literary devices.
01:07:33
March 10, 2019
Blacksmith Riddle
A convergence of inspiration.
01:05:42
March 09, 2019
Toxic Roles
Past ills as story fodder.
58:37
March 08, 2019
Why Critique
Before and after a meet with critique partner.
01:10:06
March 07, 2019
Writing Is Magic
Is there a trick that must not be revealed?
01:06:40
March 06, 2019
Who Owns Imagination
Are we free to make believe?
01:01:15
March 05, 2019
Post Panel
Aftermath of solo presentation.
01:01:26
March 04, 2019
Time Ladies Presentation
A good half an hour, and 15 minutes of so-so, about the women in Doctor Who.
46:03
March 04, 2019
Fan Expo 2
Convention, Captain Marvel, and someone tries to sell me a book.
01:00:29
March 04, 2019
Fan Expo 1
I arrive, nervous as heck, and explore the convention.
59:39
March 03, 2019
Goldilocks Magic
Just right.
01:01:28
March 01, 2019
Soft Magic
The opposite of hard magic.
01:04:04
February 28, 2019
Hard Magic
A highly structured magic system.
01:02:08
February 27, 2019
Setting & Mindset
Starting with Expressionism and asking how setting can reveal character.
01:02:51
February 26, 2019
Speak Your Truth
First draft of a literary fiction project.
01:04:05
February 26, 2019
Klingons And Gender
Problems with Star Trek and pronouns.
01:03:10
February 25, 2019
Perception
Wondering why we want antediluvian aliens to be real.
01:02:37
February 24, 2019
Time Ladies
Preparing to moderate at the local Fan Expo.
01:03:57
February 24, 2019
Email Newsletters
Updates that work!
01:05:44
February 22, 2019
Genre
Specifically steampunk, cyberpunk as genesis, and what punk is.
01:02:21
February 21, 2019
Meeting Up
Thoughts after meeting writers at a local pub.
01:01:57
February 21, 2019
Constructed Language
Using pre-existing languages to make new ones.
56:50
February 20, 2019
Writing Sprints
A social first draft, Fukushima, and racoons.
01:02:53
February 19, 2019
Violence
Rambling through whether to stop writing a violent plot.
01:00:53
February 16, 2019
Individual Versus
Versus the Collective.
01:00:52
February 15, 2019
Worldbuilding Vs Story
Language construction and the limits of comprehension.
01:07:50
February 14, 2019
The First Story
Sharing narrative.
01:05:16
February 13, 2019
Writing The Unsaid
Banned books, dictatorships, and subconscious expression.
52:42
February 13, 2019
Wight Lady
Inspiration and editing of an elderly character.
01:03:21
February 12, 2019
Doing The Work
Training the mind to write.
01:01:01
February 11, 2019
Altar Or Desk
Is a creative space a sacred space?
01:02:09
February 10, 2019
Reframing Writing
Publishing with patience.
01:03:49
February 09, 2019
Tracks Vs Train
The plot tug of war vs the story tug of war.
01:03:24
February 08, 2019
Mystery Box
Is there something in nothingness?
53:54
February 07, 2019
Success Now
Is it possible to avoid a creative failure?
01:01:46
February 06, 2019
Character Arcs
People change. Slavery to conformity. Roles.
01:00:46
February 05, 2019
Propaganda
Book covers as ideological expression.
59:19
February 04, 2019
LOTR As Rewrite
Is The Lord of the Rings a rewrite of The Hobbit?
01:05:36
February 03, 2019
Metaverse
Is this the real life or is this a fantasy?
01:06:42
February 02, 2019
Medusa
Interpretation of the Medusa myth, murder boards, and spoon sales.
01:05:43
February 01, 2019
Cowboys
Comparing knights and samurai with the cowboy myth.
01:01:16
January 30, 2019
A Celestial Sea
Using constellations to create a Fantasy world.
59:09
January 29, 2019
Building A Dragon
Examining a character I'm editing.
01:04:28
January 28, 2019
Book Design
Talking about effective cover art.
01:04:54
January 28, 2019
Lay Of The Green Gun
Beautiful beta readers, starting a serial, and story.
01:08:35
January 26, 2019
Life In Troy
Book birthday leads to (eventually) talking about Troy.
01:04:47
January 23, 2019
Theme
An argument for Conan The Barbarian.
01:02:07
January 22, 2019
Mandala Part 2
Fixing a broken psyche.
01:07:30
January 20, 2019
Mandala Part 1
Fixing a broken psyche.
01:06:27
January 20, 2019
Writing With Purpose
In possession of and alongside purpose.
58:50
January 20, 2019
The Cause Part Three
The role of education in mental illness.
01:03:05
January 20, 2019
The Cause Part Two
The role of population in mental illness.
01:02:34
January 20, 2019
The Cause Part One
The role of sovereignty in mental illness.
01:06:19
January 20, 2019
Saturn In Narnia
Bad fathers, The Last Battle, and I.
01:06:18
January 20, 2019
Venus In Narnia
Golden bough, The Magician's Nephew, and I.
01:01:54
January 19, 2019
Mercury In Narnia
The messenger, The Horse & His Boy, and I.
01:05:57
January 19, 2019
Sun In Narnia
Radiation, the Dawn Treader, and I.
01:05:16
January 18, 2019
Moon In Narnia
La Lune, The Silver Chair, and I.
01:06:07
January 17, 2019
Mars In Narnia
Symbolism and stories of the red planet.
01:06:27
January 17, 2019
Cosmopolis
After a walk, we reach the perfect city.
01:05:13
January 15, 2019
The Little Prince
Is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic a bad kids book?
01:06:22
January 14, 2019
Tarot
The recent invention of an old tradition.
01:03:49
January 11, 2019
Build A Fourth Wall
How to suspend disbelief in a reader.
01:06:16
January 10, 2019
Mindbuilding
Worldbuilding as a chance to look at one's mind.
01:04:46
January 09, 2019
You Have A Choice
Writing updates and Vancouver's First Nations choices.
01:01:54
January 08, 2019
Branding
Identity and Image in author / novel marketing.
01:04:26
January 07, 2019
Personification Of Peace
Writers without borders?
01:01:00
January 05, 2019
Personification Of War
War--what is it good for?
01:06:27
January 05, 2019