Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, and Lari, with guest Alex Shvartsman
Translation is fantastically complex. In this episode Lari and Alex help us navigate those complexities, both from the standpoint of the translator, and from the standpoint of the author seeking to have their work translated.
Credits: This episode was mastered by Alex Jackson
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Write a story in which the characters are in trouble because of a linguistic misunderstanding.
Your Hosts: Piper, Dan, and Tempest, with special guest Nisi Shawl
Whether you’re writing about a real-world religion, or one you’ve created for your setting, there are numerous factors to be aware of. In this episode we discuss a few good and bad examples of depictions of religions, and the ways in which these examples can inform the way we approach our own projects.
Credits: this episode was recorded by Ross Smith, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Choose an aspect of culture that ties into religion (dealing with death, for instance), and explore how specific religious beliefs have influenced that culture.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Victoria, Dan, and Howard
What’s it like to write under a deadline which has been set for your project by someone else? What strategies might help you bring the writing in under the deadline? Can you train yourself to be ready for this?
Those are all good questions. Hopefully we won’t run out of time to come up with answers…
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
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Experiment with a “stay on target” time management tool, like the Forest focus app, or something similar.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with special guests Shannon and Dean Hale
We’ve had several discussions about collaboration, and we’ve learned that the answer to “how do you collaborate with other authors” is different with each collaboration team we talk to.
Shannon and Dean Hale have written fifteen books together, and in this episode they talk to us about how they do it.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Joseph Meacham, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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“Picture-word” game, which you kind of need to listen to Dean describe.