Wesley Chu again joins Brandon, Mary, Howard, and a live audience at GenCon Indy, this time for a Q&A. The audience handed us the following questions:
- How do you write 1st-person POV from a gender other than your own?
- Do you have a set schedule for writing time?
- How do you boost your word count without padding, AND without adding characters?
- How can prose be used to convey emotion without stating character feelings outright?
Those are the questions. Listen to the episode for the answers!
Writing Prompt: Revoke your right to use "thought" verbs, then communicate thoughts, knowledge, and awareness in your POV character. The original challenge for this prompt came from this blog post by Chuck Palahniuk.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: Chimes at Midnight, by Seanan McGuire, narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal
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