Episode 104 - Retreading the Same Ground in Episodic Stories

10.28.2020 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

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In this episode, the two Matts tell the tale of Dr. Writtenstein after forgetting to do a Halloween-themed skit last year, mourn the loss of the greatest Halloween ever that we can't celebrate properly because of COVID-19, reveal one of themselves as a desperate tryhard, and talk about retreading the same ground in the first of our set about the pitfalls of writing episodic works. What are the problems with having to keep to the status quo? How often do characters need to learn their lesson? Does it matter the type of story or demographic? How hard was Matt David hamming it up in this episode's intro skit? We discuss it all, while retreading the same ground as a podcast like we've done for 104 episodes, and talk about Power Rangers, Spongebob Squarepants, Borderlands, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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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