Time for those end of the year pontifications, where I talk about the immolation of Patreon, thoughts for future features of the podcast, and some thoughts about extended universes in general, and The Last Jedi in specific. (No spoilers.)
I also say it’s #387 but that was a guess, and it’s wrong. It’s #388.
Happy holidays, and thanks for listening all these years!
This is a personal one. I’ve had a mild depressive spell lately. It’s a dip in a normally healthy life, and I have them every so often, so I’m not concerned. But I am addressing it, both in my life and in this show. As my husband Jim told me, the black dog doesn’t care when you have problems, or even when you don’t have problems. It comes when it wants.
Feels weird to shill on a personal show, so I’ll forgo that.
I discuss the power of point of view and how it makes us sympathize with characters, what the different words (protagonist, antagonist) means, and reference a bunch of books and movies. Then I talk to Beth Cato.
AND GUESS WHAT? You can WIN Beth Cato’s books! All you have to do is email me and I’ll do a random drawing on the next ISBW, but I’d really appreciate it if you spread the word on social media too.
I reference a lot of books this episode, links below! (affiliate)
The bad thing about being on a regular recording schedule again is I have to podcast even when I don’t feel like it. So sometimes it’s just about the mental health. This is a short, low energy podcast, but I’m really fine, trust me. Just had a bad start to the week with migraine and super low energy. I’m doing much better now, but figured I should post this because I try to be honest with the look inside a writer’s life, and sometimes there are days like this.