Pat Grant and Dan Berry talk about academic writing, Pat’s creative process, his background and about comics storytelling that leaves the page.
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Recorded live at GenCon Indy, Sam Logan of Sam & Fuzzy joins Brandon, Mary, and Howard to talk about long-form storytelling. Sam’s webcomic has been running for eleven years now, and has evolved over time into something of an epic.
Sam talks to us about how he got started, and how the strip morphed from its gag-a-day origins into what it is today (is this similar to what happened with Howard and Schlock Mercenary? Maaaaaybe.) He also talks about his planning process, and the manner in which he structures the smaller stories to fit inside the larger ones.
If you’re looking for a good starting point for Sam and Fuzzy, Sam says that point is right here.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: Feed, by M. T. Anderson, narrated by David Aaron Baker
Writing Prompt: Go for a walk. Think about what you’re writing while you walk. Don’t do that Facebook or Twitter thing while you walk. Just walk, and think.
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The Transom story workshops train people from around the globe in the craft of radio. We hear examples of the stories the students have found, with Mindy Todd and guests on The Point: Jay Alison, Radio Producer and founder of Transom.org, Rob Rosenthal, Transom Story Workshop’s Lead Instructor and Sarah Reynolds Associate Instructor.
This year’s Reith lecturer is the Booker prize-nominated author Marina Warner. A writer of fiction, criticism and history, her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols, and fairytales. Her series of Reith Lectures, entitled ‘Managing Monsters’, explores how myths express and shape our attitudes.
In the first of six lectures, Marina Warner examines the role of the bad mother in myth. From Medea to Jurassic Park, she looks at how the ‘she-monster’ has been depicted in fiction and the effect of those myths on society today.
For the first time since their father’s death, Sophie Townsend has to take her two daughters to the Easter Show.
An inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio.
The State We’re In, 12 February 2011. A young British man poses as his lover’s long-lost son to keep the affair a secret; a Canadian woman stages a public fight with her boyfriend as a way of protesting Valentine’s Day, Parsi singles try speed dating to shore up their ever-shrinking numbers and a Dutch photographer puts an ad in newspapers around the world for "the world’s most beautiful people" to come forward.
An octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before.
Cynthia Riggs is the author of eleven books in her Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series featuring 92-year-old poet, Victoria Trumbull. She was born on the Vineyard and is the eighth generation to live in her family homestead, which she still runs as a bed and breakfast catering to poets, writers, and other creative people.
"Stories are compasses and architecture," says author Rebecca Solnit. "We navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of the world."
We are all storytellers. Everything we create—from opinionated tweets to designed products—says something about who we are. At their best, these stories help us relate and call us to great acts. At their worst, they reduce us to absolutes like “Top 10 ways to win” or “Here’s how to fail” when the truth is rarely so clear-cut. Let’s consider what telling truer stories means, examine how storytelling operates in our work, poke at our hero myths and excavate hidden narratives. Along the way, we’ll learn how to get more from every story we tell.
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