Release Date: 2011-06-14
Hosts: The Gneech, Graveyard Greg, Buck Turner
- Welcome and host intros
- Short Story Headlines
- Followup and feedback from previous show
- A shorter show this week
- Comments hosed! O.o
- Vvolf’s e-mail
- All: Vvolf’s e-mail: Down the creative Rabbit Hole!
I’ve been writing off and on for a few years, however find I have very little to show for it aside from a number of half-finished stories.
Often times I’ll be trying to write on one story when I’ll have an idea for another story I’m writing, not wanting to lose the idea I’ll jot it down as a note but I end up derailing my train of thought for the story I’m trying to work on. Any tips or suggestions for handling a muse which loves to torment you?
In one story I’ve been working on, a person is relating a story to the main character. Within that narrative, I find myself writing characters which give further narratives… so a story, within a story, within my story. I realized too many layers of ‘story’ gets silly rather quickly… like a chain of flashbacks. And considered revising the sub-narratives to be limited to a paragraph or two, but then it felt like those characters were just bad story-tellers and didn’t necessarily cover all the info I wanted to cover in the narrative… Is there any good general rule of thumb for when you’re giving too much narrative within the frame of another story?
I think that’s all for now, but I will say, “Buck, welcome to Texas, and hope to see you at Furry Fiesta next year.”
So until next time, keep your pencils sharp, your spell-checker engaged, and remember paperclips know very little about proper grammatical forms.
(and yes, the first V is silent)
- Gneech: “Die Like a Dog” by Rex Stout
- Greg: “A Tall Order” by O. M. Grey
- Buck: The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew by Catherynne Valente
THE BLOODY PEN OF THE RANTING EDITOR (32:10)
- Buck Turner: Killing your darlings… Several interpretations, including the right one. 😉
- Gneech: Suburban Jungle: No Predation Allowed to have bonus short stories
- Greg: FANG volume 5. Free short story forever (until it’s not!): Oubliette. Kickstarter project coming soon! What could it be?
- Buck: Roar Vol 3, pick it up at Anthrocon next weekend!
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This Week’s Music
- Regular intro and outro: “The Third Man Theme” by Rat City Brass, used by permission.
- Courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network: “Journey B” by DanielReal2K, “Flamenco” by B-Sea Surfers, “Naked Under Leather” by Rubber Band Banjo, “Banjo Roids” by ATL Producers, “Honey Cotton” by Alex Cebe, “Chilling Loop” by Upstairs, “Spooky Fractal Magic” by Embertime, “Turn It Up” by Danny Weis, “My Moon” by PJ73, and “Banjo Tango” by Cynthia Sayer.
- Courtesy of http://freemusicarchive.org: “Songe D’Automne” by Latché Swing, “Rythme Gitan” by Latché Swing, “Jovanko” by the Underscore Orchestra, and“Chosen Kale Mazel Tov” by the Underscore Orkestra.