Episode 107 - Balancing Long-Term Consequences With Episodic Fun

11.18.2020 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

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In this episode, the two Matts sell a variety of spices designed to enhance stories that seem plain in comparison, discuss the character alignment of certain fonts, go on tangents about nineties sitcoms, and talk about balancing long-term consequences with episodic fun in the last of our set about the pitfalls of writing episodic works. What are the ways to balance the drama of long-form storytelling with the humor of episodic stories? How can you manage these two different paces of narrative flow? What are some examples of this balance being done well? How hot of a take is Matt Donald's theory about why George R. R. Martin hasn't released the final installment of his book series? We discuss it all, while balancing the fun of our episodes with the equal fun of lore-building skits, and talk about Black Panther, Friends, Game of Thrones, and Bionicle. Want to further support the show? Sign up to our Patreon for exclusive bonus content here. If you have any feedback or questions for our hosts, you can email us at [email protected] Also, you can purchase Matt Donald's book "Megazoic" on Amazon by clicking here, its sequel "Megazoic: The Primeval Power" by clicking here, its third installment "Megazoic: The Hunted Ones" by clicking here, or its final installment "Megazoic: An Era's End" by clicking here. If you'd like, of course. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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