15.52: Economy of Phrase, Being the Concentrated Concatenation of Complex Thoughts in Just a Very Few Words Which Must Fit In A Very Very Small Box, With Patrick Rothfuss
Your Hosts: Howard, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with special guest Patrick Rothfuss
Did we have too much fun applying ironic humor to the title of this episode? Possibly! Patrick Rothfuss joins us to talk about economy of phrase, and the ways in which big ideas can be expressed with a few of the exactly-right words.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Bert Grimm, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Take a scene from your prose work, and remove all the blocking and dialog tags. Now space out the dialog on the page, and attempt to convey the missing information with stick figures and smiley faces.
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Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud.
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