Episode 1.21: Characterization

December 2nd, 2016

Characterization, meaning presenting character through non-verbal means. This shows up in the way they choose their words, the way they dress, the way they hold themselves and all kinds of other details. The Mad Writers get flummoxed but then manage to rally and figure out several things about creating characters through showing and not telling. They discuss examples from Daredevil (the Netflix show), Mary Robinette Kowal, their own work as well as the sleazy lounge singer, Lionel Cheese that sprung out of Tim's effort to speak in a lounge singer voice.

Recommended reading

q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B01 Tim's recommendation: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2016

q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=088 Jay's recommendation: The Dragonbone Chair: Book One of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn (Osten Ard) by Tad Williams

q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=031 Nina's recommendation: Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection by Mira Grant

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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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