Writing Discussion

Episode 115 of Speculate! — Writing Technique Discussion Based on Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice

Episode 115 is the last in our triptych of shows based on Ann Leckie’s incredible debut novel, Ancillary Justice. This episode is for our Patreon supporters at the $5 level. In the episode we discuss building your technique before tackling a major project, how to convey emotion, tension and pacing, the use of parallel […]

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Episode 82 of Speculate! — Lauren Beukes Writing Discussion

Welcome to Episode 82 of Speculate! In this episode, Greg and Brad complete their triptych of shows on Lauren Beukes by discussing writing technique, using The Shining Girls as our inspiration. We talk about specificity, of “going with your gut,” of the balance between protagonist and antagonist, and the promises […]

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Episode 71 of Speculate! — Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm Writing Discussion

Join Greg and Brad as we talk writing using Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm’s short story collection, The Inheritance & Other Stories, as inspiration. We talk about writing “the other” with low human-oriented reference, altered awareness as story scope expands, character arcs, and more. We also give, and allow us […]

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