Episode 105 - Episodic vs. Long-Form Storytelling

11.04.2020 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

Download our free app to listen on your phone

In this episode, the two Matts promote the Character Assassination Squad to help writers kill off characters they really don't want to kill themselves, do the forced segue joke even earlier than usual, use the term "goosing" sales despite one of us never hearing of that term before, and talk about episodic vs. long-form storytelling in the next of our set of the pitfalls of writing episodic works. When should certain stories be one-offs versus building up a larger story? How should writers bend the formula they've made for each episode? What are the dangers of writing long-form storytelling for a longer and longer period of time? When will Matt Donald finally be able to do multiple forced segues in one episode? We discuss it all, in this long-form story that is our podcast, and talk about Phineas and Ferb, Marvel movies and comics, Bionicle, and Power Rangers. 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.

More episodes from The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process