Your Hosts: Brandon, Dan, Mary Robinette, and Howard, with special guest Bruce D Richardson
Bruce D Richardson, who is often credited as BDR, or BD Richardson, is a voice-over actor and audiobook narrator. He joins us for a discussion of reading out loud for an audience, including some mic techniques and best practices for recording.
“I never said she stole my money.”
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Read something out loud, for an hour, in a genre you do not like.
Your Hosts: Brandon, Victoria, Dan, and Howard
How do you decide what sort of event ends your story? How do you set the scale and the stakes for that event? And once you’ve made these decisions, how do you set about writing the best possible ending?
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Piper, and Howard, with special guest Cory Doctorow
In journalism, that three-character string in our episode title means “Fact Check.” Those three characters are a great way to drop a note to yourself, reminding you to get some answers later.
In this episode Cory joins us to discuss when we drop FCK into our works, and how we go about removing it later.
Credits: This episode was recorded at sea by Bert Grimm, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Use the Internet to pretend-visit a place.
Your Hosts: Piper, Dan, and Tempest, with special guests Nisi Shawl and Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Writing stories which feature people who are not like you is, in a word, difficult. In another word? Fraught. But good writers do difficult things, and in this episode Nisi Shawl and Silvia Moreno-Garcia join us to discuss how research can make “writing the other” less difficult, and perhaps even less fraught.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Ross Smith, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
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Find news article or clipping from before 1980 as part of your research into something that interests you.