Season Ten

Episode Topic Podcasts Transcripts
1 Seriously, Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
2 I Have an Idea; What Do I Do Now?
3 Lovecraftian Horror
** 2015 Hugo Award Eligibility – SHADOWS BENEATH
4 Q&A On Ideas
5 What Do You Mean, My Main Character Is Boring?
6 The Worldbuilding Revolves Around Me ("The Magical 1%")
7 Who Are All These People?
8 Q&A on Character
Story Structure
9 Where Is My Story Coming from?
10 Q&A with the I Ching
11 Project in Depth: "Parallel Perspectives"
12 Story Structure Q&A, With Special Guest Wesley Chu
13 Where Is My Story Going?
14 How Much of the Beginning Needs to Come First?
15 Worldbuilding Wilderness with Wes Chu
16 What Do I Do with All This Blank Space?
17 Q&A on Beginnings
18 Build an Entire World? Are You Crazy?
19 Intrigue
20 How Do I Write a Story, Not an Encyclopedia
21 Q&A on World Building
22 Project-In-Depth – Of Noble Family
Painting a Scene
23 Can You Tell Me How to Show?
24 Hooking Younger Readers
25 What Makes a Scene?
26 Q&A on Scenes and Descriptions
27 Why Can't I Just Jump to the Ending?
28 Polytheism In Fiction, with Marie Brennan
29 Why Should My Characters Fail Spectacularly?
30 Q&A on Middles, with Marie Brennan
31 How Do I Control the Reader's Sense of Progress?
32 How Do I Control the Speed of the Story?
33 Combat, with Marie Brennan
34 Q&A on Pacing
35 Breaking In, with Charlie N. Holmberg
Context (was Plot Twists)
36 How Does Context Shape Plot Twists?
37 Being a Good Panelist and a Great Moderator, with Susan J. Morris and Marc Tassin
38 How Does Context Shape Dialogue?
39 Q&A on Plot Twists with Kevin J. Anderson
40 What's the Difference between Ending and Stopping?
41 Your Character's Moral Pendulum
42 How in the World Do I Tie All This Together?
43 Q&A on Endings, with Delia Sherman
44 How Do I Fix What Is Broken?
45 Q&A at the GenCon Writing Symposium with Kameron Hurley, James L. Sutter, and Michael Underwood
46 How Do I Make This Pretty?
47 Q&A on Revision
48 Project in Depth, The Devil's Only Friend
49 What Do I Do with This Thing Now?
50 How to Hand-Sell Your Manuscript to Agents and Editors with Michael Underwood and Marco Palmieri
51 Q&A On Sharing Your Work, with Daniel Jose Older
52 Moving On, with Ellen Kushner
** New Topic

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