Episode 284 What can worldbuilder’s learn from how religion formed

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_284_What_can_worldbuilders_learn_from_how_religion_formed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic It is the stone of Figgleniz Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes Podcast Show flow Dealing with the dead Surviving /Understanding the world The growth of symbols Basic Religions Type Shamanism and ancestor worship Pantheism Polytheism Monotheism Monism Dualism New Religions Worldbuilding Task Breakdown your religions […]

Episode 283 Realism is the wrong goal… in fiction

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_285_Bloodlines_2_The_blood_is_life..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Why do people think realism is even possible, stick with believable. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes Podcast Show flow The Search for realism Cultures Races Magic? Technology What is wrong with it? The world is messy, the audience wants to understand Stranger than fiction Sergei […]

Episode 282 Hobbits in Space!

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Episode 281 Season 8 of Game of Thrones story fixes are all wrong

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Episode 280 Do I have a Writer’s Block? (And how to overcome it)

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Episode 279 Not Auntie Tia Ant Zombie Overlord

Today’s Topic No Tia, Comenzar los debates Michaels Special 200th anniversary episode focused mainly on Season 8 Episode 5 of Game Of Thrones. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes Podcast Show flow What we talked about Season 8 Episode 5 of Game of Thrones Why reading/watching bad stories is more important than good stories? What […]

Episode 278 Why creating rules is important when creating fiction

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Episode 277 Basics of fantasy culture group creation

Jeff’s idea for culture group is based on extending the idea about language families to other aspects of a culture. So as the culture spreads out not only does the language change but so does the behavior of the people. So Join Michael and Jeffery as the look about how to create a fantasy culture group in your fictional world.

Episode 276 Avoiding the Chosen One Character Trope

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Episode 275 Netflix Cowboy Bebop Review… wish list

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