Greg van Eekhout joined us at Phoenix Comic Con for a live-audience Q&A session about Elemental Relationship writing. Here are the questions:
- What is your favorite way to establish relationships?
- How do you recover when a relationship starts to feel forced?
- How do you show a “best friend” relationship?
- How do you decide the pacing of the romance?
- Do you try to make the nature of character relationships clear, or do you leave it to subtext?
- How do you go about writing transsexual relationships?
- What are your favorite relationships to write?
- How do I write the beginning of a relationship between characters the reader has not yet really met?
- How do you transform love into hate, and vice-versa?
- When writing a love triangle, how do you avoid telegraphing the final resolution?
- Do you have recommendations for books that focus on familial friend relationships rather than romance?
Credits: this episode was recorded live at Phoenix Comic-Con by Jeff Cools, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Identify something about your location that would provide, in an alternate universe, a source of magic unavailable in other locations.
California Bones, by Greg VanEekhout
3 thoughts on “11.39: Elemental Relationship Q&A, with Greg van Eekhout”
As I live in Bavaria, near Munich, which is featuring Oktoberfest right now, I guess your writing prompt is trying to tell me to think about magical beer?
A magical beer story could be awesome! And take a look at DRAWING OF THE DARK by Tim Powers for a good example. :)
The functional friendly foursome plus Greg van Eekhout went pearl-diving for wisdom with questions from Phoenix ComicCon about writing relationships! Romance, best friends, prickly antagonists, and so much more! Read all about it in the archives or over here
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