12.49: Non-linear Narratives
We begin the final month of our year on structure with a discussion of non-linear structures. These include flashbacks, POVs that are out of chronological order, and a host of other storytelling techniques.
Credits: this episode was recorded in Cosmere House Studios by Dan Dan the Audioman Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Watch fan edits of non-linear stories that put them in order. Also, put your outline on index cards, then shuffle them randomly.
Thing of the week:
The Butcher of Khardov, by Dan Wells
The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries (defaced edition), by Howard Tayler
Your Mama’s Adventures in Parenting, by Mary Robinette Kowal
Mulholland Homebrews Sinister Shop of Secret Pets, which will have been written by Brandon Sanderson.
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