In episode 069 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick: A big announcement about a new feature coming to the podcast, plus a detailed overview of how I go about creating realistic and meaningful fictional characters. Authors and writers will find something of value there (or at least get some validation!) and consumers of fiction will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative writing process.
This episode was recorded on January 30th, 2023.
Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
- My day job? I’m a creative services provider helping authors, podcasters and other creators. How can I help you?
- Since the last episode, Rhiannon Held, Anthony Eichenlaub, Krista Walsh, Jeffery E. Doherty, Celia Lake, and Debra Parmley have joined P. A. Cornell, Joyce Reynolds-Ward and Monica Cross in recording interviews for future episodes of Sonitotum. These were great conversations I can’t wait to share with you… meanwhile, check out their works via the links on their names!
- Are you a writer or author interested in being a guest? Inquire!
- I love, love, love Godzilla movies, but I’ll be the very first to admit they are mostly not character-driven works of narrative fiction. And that’s okay for them… but I believe as authors we should strive for more.
- One of the best examples in my own work of a character’s internal conflict mirroring the conflict of the plot is my short story “Reggie vs. Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf.”
- In discussing character development, I talk about the main character of Shadow of the Outsider, the follow up to my novel Light of the Outsider and the follow-up novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay.”
- Big thanks to my Multiversalists patron community, including Amelia Bowen, Ted Leonhardt, Chuck Anderson, and J. C. Hutchins!
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