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Story Works Round Table | Conversations About Craft | Before You Can Be a Successful Author, You Have to Write a Great Story

Jun 29, 2017

Alida, Kathryn, and Robert discuss the process of introducing readers to new worlds and new experiences by making the strange comfortable enough to get reader's buy in. Every step of the story's way, writers need readers to nod yes in agreement. If a reader pulls back, because something seems implausible or just too out there, the reader is probably lost. We approach the topic from our usual experience with literature and film as well as our writing lives. With historical, fantasy, and science fiction in the house, we cover a lot of ways the unfamiliar has to be and can be made familiar. And if you don't what a cale is, listen and learn!

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