171 – Writing Your Passion

 
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We all want to write what we’re passionate about, but sometimes that’s not as simple as it sounds. What happens when an author discovers halfway through a story that they’re more interested in a side character than the protagonist? What’s a writer to do when the idea they’re most passionate about doesn’t fit in the plot? That’s what we’re talking about this week, plus a little rant about what happens when you advertise as Grimdark Harry Potter but are actually Grimdark Narnia.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

The Magicians

Throughlines

Warbreaker

Discovery Writing

The Next Generation

The Iliad

Light by M John Harrison

How to Turn Your Concept Into a Story

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