The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

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The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:00 am

What do seven Writers of the Future judges have to say about writing prompts, starting stories, ending stories, and everything in between?

Listen to the NYT bestselling experts! This is a GREAT one.

Listen to 41. Story Prompts, Short Fiction & How to Win the Contest from 7 Contest Judges by Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefutu ... est-judges

Enjoy! And please share your favorite point here. It's good to isolate key points, and we all benefit from examining them.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby storysinger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 am

I've listened to 15 minutes of the podcast and there is definitely room for improvement. The only author I was sure of knowing who was being introduced was Brandon Sanderson. The narrator could have said the names in a clockwise manner giving me a better chance at knowing who is talking.

Just my input not a complaint.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:07 pm

storysinger wrote:I've listened to 15 minutes of the podcast and there is definitely room for improvement. The only author I was sure of knowing who was being introduced was Brandon Sanderson. The narrator could have said the names in a clockwise manner giving me a better chance at knowing who is talking.

Just my input not a complaint.


Well, this was a con panel, it's not a true podcast. They were all introduced, and then you have to keep tracking with what you remember of their voices. I have it easier--I've spent time with all of them, except Brandon Sanderson.

So what advice did they give that rang true for you Forumites?
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby storysinger » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:20 pm

There was a magazine in the past, Penumbra, that more than a few forumites subbed to. They asked writers to follow a prompt. I agree with the judges about the usefulness of the idea.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 pm

I listened to the podcast yesterday. Very informative. Its core subject was about generating ides, but what I found most interesting was the subject of story length.

I don't recall his exact words, but one of the panel members said he prioritise a solid longer story over a clever shorter one… something about evidence of an author's sustainability in the business.

Anyway, I definitely recommend that forum members listen to it.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby RSchibler » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Enjoyable. Very interesting discussion about the difference between short stories and novels related to another post the other day. I read short stories but not nearly as often as I do novels. I really enjoyed hearing them talk about what they’re looking for too - the biggest thing I heard is what Margaret Atwood has said for writing advice: HOLD MY ATTENTION.

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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby TimE » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 am

Doesn't bother me that I don't know who's talking, it's what they say that's interesting. For me, disregarding the length, it has a lot more than the other podcasts. I do like to have an idea of the ending of my stories - to have an idea of my destination, even if the journey can go its own way.
I'll give this one several listens - lots of good points.
And - damn - I read a lot of novels and think novel ideas when I'm writing s/s.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:43 am

TimE wrote:Doesn't bother me that I don't know who's talking, it's what they say that's interesting. For me, disregarding the length, it has a lot more than the other podcasts. I do like to have an idea of the ending of my stories - to have an idea of my destination, even if the journey can go its own way.
I'll give this one several listens - lots of good points.
And - damn - I read a lot of novels and think novel ideas when I'm writing s/s.


You're smart, Tim. You are studying the experts. They are also your judges in this contest. They are telling you not only how to write professional stories. They are telling you the criteria they judge stories by. It can give you an edge. In the Winter Olympics, skiers win by one well-turned edge.

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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby TimE » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:38 am

I made a few notes. I'll take another listen and make more.
5*R 3*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 pm

Martin Shoemaker's recent podcast is also nice. I enjoyed the good things he said about the spirit of the Forum. Instead of paying it forward, people here pay it now, using their knowledge to help fellow members. To me, that's the right way to be. Why wait until we get to the top to help our fellow? We all have insight that can benefit others, and power according to our own abilities to help one another out. Martin's comments shined a light on the good spirit here.

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