15.13: Using Elections in Stories

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, with special guest Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend, who edits SF/F, has worked in election offices, has run for office, and has participated in campaigns. In this episode we talk about the ways elections can be worked into our stories.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Joseph Meacham, and mastered by Alex Jackson.

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3 thoughts on “15.13: Using Elections in Stories”

  1. This week, the core four, Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, took a vote, and had special guest Daniel Friend tell us about elections and political campaigns as part of your stories! That’s right, how can you put a candidate, campaign manager, communications director, finance director, field director, and volunteers and donors together to win or lose a campaign in your story. [Does this remind anyone else of the heist story elemental genre? Get a team together, conduct your quest/heist/campaign, and… Find the treasure?] Anyway, go read all about it in the transcript available now in the archives.

  2. Hey! I know that guy!
    Nice one, Daniel. This was super informative. You totally defined a specialized ensemble, their roles, and even some potential areas of conflict. That’s most of the pre-work of a story already done!

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