Episode 123 - The Gist of Good Storytelling with Matt Cook

03.31.2021 - By The Writ Wit: A Podcast About Writing and the Creative Process

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In this episode, the two Matts sell a narrative excitement espresso to get one of us out of our doldrums, ramble about our future stories to those who probably don't care, talk about the impossibility of stereotyping the name Matt, and bring in Los Angeles Times bestselling author, magician, and composer extraordinaire Dr. Matt Cook to talk about the gist of good storytelling. What does Dr. Cook think makes a compelling protagonist? How do themes work in the process of writing? Are tropes and storytelling devices important or not when coming up with a narrative? Will the universe implode with three Matts all in one podcast episode? We discuss it all, with the utmost professionalism and proper etiquette for our distinguished guest, and talk about Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Matt Cook's books Sleight of Mind, Good Little Marauder, Sabotage, and so on. Have any feedback or questions for our hosts? 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. Special thanks to Dr. Matt Cook for his time in this episode. Find out more about him at http://visitmatt.com/ 

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