Show Notes: Reading the Writing
Voicemail: Michael and Michael discuss usage of contemporary vocabulary in period fiction, the development of slang consistent with your universe, and mixing English with words from foreign languages.
Listener Review: None this week! We need more reviews!
Discussion, continued: Summer and Lorrie join in the continuation of the discussion about what elements draw them into a story, and what elements jar them out of stories. Lorrie explains what she is enjoying about the L. A. Banks "Vampire Huntress Legend" series (which she's halfway through in just 6 days), and Summer relates several instances that jarred her out of story continuity so bad she threw the books against the wall (and in one case, tossed the book into the fireplace).
They also discuss strong scenes or elements in mediocre books that help keep books that could have been better alive and selling, and the reasons for not doing negative reviews of books.
Mike M tells us about a new book he's fallen in love with: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Dr Michael Brooks.
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Second Life Info: FarPoint Media's Second Life space is now the penthouse suite of Third Life Books, the place for SL versions of Michael A. Stackpole's writings, and many other goodies, including a Wednesday night writing workshop. You can find the castle at http://slurl.com/secondlife/beraudes/203/151/49. Come see the castle roof pool!
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