For our second Elemental Genre episode we discuss using the concept of Elemental Genre to help you manage sub-plots, character arcs, and genre mashups. We’ve each used the tool in these ways, and we provide examples from our own writing, as well as from works we’ve read or watched.
Here, for your convenience, is the list of the Elemental Genres we’ll be covering during Season 11.
Writing Prompt: Think of an emotion that contrasts, or foils, the primary emotion in the thing you were working on for the homework two weeks ago. Identify that, and begin exploring it as a sub-plot.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: We promo'd Word Puppets, by Mary Robinette Kowal, narrated by Kate Baker, but the audiobook does not appear to be available as of this writing. Other versions are available here, and of course there are plenty of other books from Mary on Audible.
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