Category Archives: Theory and Technique

Writing Excuses Episode 5: Heroes and Protagonists

What makes a good hero? Why is Dirk Pitt so cool? Why do people like Superman? And why does Howard-with-a-chest-cold start to sound like Barry White? Some of these questions are answered in this episode while others are better left unexplained.

LINER NOTES:

Howard repeatedly invoked John August’s blog post about heroes, protagonists, and main characters. Here it is.

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On iTunes, Yahoo and Zune (finally!)

We’re finally on iTunes now (it can take several days for us to get listed in the browser but you should be able to find us via a search) so I’ve re-added the iTunes button on the left, as well as in Yahoo podcasts and we should be on the Zune Marketplace soon as well.

 If you have a favorite podcast directory that we’re not on let us know in the comments and we’ll see what we can do.

Welcome to Writing Excuses!

We’re still figuring some things out with the website here, but the important part–the podcast itself–is up and ready to go!  We’ll be posting a new podcast each Monday.  Each 15 minute podcast will some aspect of writing, and (hopefully) will be snappy, fun, and informative.  Whether you’re an aspiring writer or just want some insight into the way writers think, we hope you enjoy listening!