Your Hosts: Brandon, Dan, Howard, and Mahtab
How do you write about warfare in your stories when you’ve never fought in a war? How do you describe brilliant tactics when you’re completely untrained in military movements? How can you portray the emotions of someone on a battlefield without having been on a battlefield yourself?
In this episode we tackle these questions and more. (Hint: the answers include “research”)
Credits: This episode was recorded by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Invent a powerful, NON-technological weapon for your setting.
Recorded live at CONduit with the inestimably valuable help of our friends at Dungeon Crawlers Radio, here’s an episode full of the randomness that is “questions from the audience.” These include:
- What do people get wrong when they write military science-fiction?
- How do you develop action sequences?
- What makes a good foil character?
- How do you schedule your time as a writer?
- How do you write good, true-to-character dialog for each of your characters?
Our podcasters for this episode were Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, L.E. Modessit Jr., and Robison Wells.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: Haze by L.E. Modessit, Jr.
Writing Prompt: Why does she NOT sound like the guy she’s interested in?
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