The Deceptionists Episode 023 — World-Building Homework

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In this episode Caroline, Dave, Kelly, and Jim review our chosen “world-building” assignments and examine the hurdles we’ve faced thus far. Note: there’s a little bad audio toward the end of the show — this was a Skype issue, so we can’t fix the audio much, but it’s still fairly listenable.

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Music on this episode:

The World Turned Upside Down by Billy Brag

 

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The Deceptionists Episode 011 – Fantasy

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In this episode Kelly, Paul and Jim enter into a quest to discover the secrets of the FANTASY genre. And Kelly shows her work! Prepare thy swords and spellbooks, adventurers, and join our merry band!

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Music on this episode:
Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
The Beast and Dragon, Adored by Spoon

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Fantasy Prompt: The Tailor and the Knight

I wasn’t part of the recently recorded “Fantasy” episode of our genre writing series, and, in fact, Fantasy wasn’t even my selected prompt (I drew Sci-Fi, which you may recall from our Genre episode), but a funny thing happened during my daily commute. I had written a rough piece for my Sci-Fi prompt, and I started to think: “What would I have done with Fantasy?” That’s the way things go for me sometimes—inspiration hits when I’m done with another deadline. It’s that curiosity without the pressure, the what would I have done if…?

And it unspooled from there; a fully formed fairy tale about a tailor and a knight who meet in a bar. It’s one of the easiest things I’ve written recently—and I’m not talking about quality here, that’s another (ahem) story. I’m just talking about the ease with which the words tumbled out. Read more…

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