11.Bonus-03: Some Books Have Maps in the Front, with Maurice Broaddus, Mur Lafferty, and James Sutter
Three days late for the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2016, here’s a bonus episode about maps. Because nothing says “keep writing” like “hey, let’s draw a map now!”
Dan and Howard were joined by Maurice Broaddus, Mur Lafferty, and James L. Sutter, who wanted to talk about maps. As Napoleon Bonaparte is rumored to have said prior to invading Russia, “geography is destiny.” We talk port dwarves, rolling glaciers, star systems, and more.
- Logarithmic star map
- Tolkien’s map of Middle Earth
- Center-Pivot Irrigation (75 years old, not 50 as Howard said)
Credits: This episode was mastered by Alex Jackson, and was made possible by the generous support of the GenCon Indy Writer’s Symposium, and the Writing Excuses patrons at Patreon.
Homework: Take one big idea from each of two of your favorite books, and mash them up for something new.
Thing of the week: The Voices of the Martyrs, by Maurice Broaddus (audiobook not yet available).
Powered by RedCircle