16.29: Building Trust
Your Hosts: DongWon Song, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler
How do we build trust with our readers? What does that even mean? In this episode we discuss ways in which we let our readers know what they can expect from the book they’re holding, and how we set about getting the to trust us do deliver on those expectations.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Write down every character in your first chapter on an index card. Write each character’s wants and needs? Ask yourself what stakes can be put on screen now.
Thing of the week: The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson.
NOTE: We’ll be talking about the first page of this book next week, so you may want to add at least page one of this book to your homework.
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