17.13: Structuring Around a Thing
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peng Shepherd, and Howard Tayler
Our exploration of sub- and micro-structures continues with guest host Peng Shepherd. This week we’re talking about how a story can be structured around a “thing.” The simplest explanatory example would be structuring around a map, which is where we start the episode… kind of like how The Lord of the Rings starts in The Shire.
This episode does not end with even one of us climbing a volcano.
- Tower of Babel, by Josiah Bancroft
- The Storyteller’s Tarot Spread
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Is there a “thing” in your project that could function as a natural structure?
Thing of the week: The Flanders Panel, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, translated by Margaret Jull Costa.
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