ISBW #382: Back to basics
I’m back from WorldCon and I’m back to basics. We talk about the rules of writing and why they’re there.
- Why shouldn’t I use adverbs? (And the follow-up, if I strip all the adverbs does it automatically make my book better?)
- What’s character agency?
- Isn’t following the Hero’s Journey and genre rules like “romances must have an HEA (happily ever after)” stifling and creating “paint by numbers” books?
- And more!
Here are some Worldcon photos, because.
I reference a lot of books this episode, links below! (affiliate)
The fine print:
Theme music by John Anealio.
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