Posts Tagged "podcast"

Everything I know about writing a series

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in craft, News & Appearances | 0 comments

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Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 in craft | 1 comment

Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 2

This summer I was a guest instructor at Odyssey (odysseyworkshop), where I focused on the role of sidekicks as part of an overall discussion of characterization. The first half of the lecture was posted as a podcast last month, and they’ve just made the second half available on their website here. Podcast #32: In this podcast, the second of two parts, Patricia Bray explains how the sidekick’s characteristics can balance those of the protagonist, or contrast with those of the protagonist. She discusses the requirements for a good sidekick, and describes how the sidekick’s...

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Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in craft | 0 comments

Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

This past summer at the Odyssey Workshop I discussed the role of sidekicks in fiction, as part of an overall discussion of character-driven writing. The talk went over so well that they turned it into a two part podcast. The first part is now up on their website here. Once I got past the kneejerk reaction to hearing my own voice (OMG! Hyperactive squirrel!) I was pleased with how it turned out.

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