14.27: Natural Setting as Conflict
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard
In this episode we stories with the “Person-vs-Setting” structure. These are stories where nature fills the role of antagonist, and may also be what governs the pacing, and the delivery of key emotional beats.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Pick a milieu, a starting point, and an exit. Brainstorm about twenty things preventing the character from exiting. Rank your five favorites in order of difficulty.
Thing of the week: Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, narrated by Peter Coyote.
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, by Ryan North.
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