Welcome to Episode 64 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode, our final one of 2012, we conclude our triptych of shows on Joe Abercrombie‘s Red Country with a discussion about some of the specific writing techniques used in the novel, examining aspects of setting, character development, determining the place of a book’s characters in the world they inhabit and the importance of writing what you love. We conclude with wishes for a happy and peaceful holiday season, never more necessary than in the wake of the horrific tragedy at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut; we pay tribute to the victims at the end of the episode.
If you like what you hear, please spread the word, and thanks for all your support in 2012. We’ll be back in the new year with new shows examining the speculative fiction genre which we love. Until then, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!