Podcast Up! Roleplay Public Radio

*cough* My interview with Roleplay Public Radio just went live. I . . . thought there'd be more content besides just me. But apparently, we chatted too long,! It's available at RPPR! Share it with those you love. :)

"Plot armor"

Plot armor is a term that is grossly overused on the interrawebs, I think. I certainly never encountered it in my studies in English, either at the BA or MA level. It's not generally accepted in any academic journals I've ever read, where we might have prefered the term "contrived" or "facile" in regards to plot devices. I certainly never encountered "plot armor" until about 2008, 2009 or so. There are times when it's useful as a term, and there are times when I think it has become a cliche of its own, an easy way to score points in an argument and look worldly-wise, cynical, and above it all. If Alexandre Dumas were alive today, and writing the Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask

On writing and Dune.

Welcome to Edda-Earth. If I post here, it's likely to be about one of the following topics: Progress on selling Edda-Earth. Progress on writing more books in Edda-Earth. Progress on writing books set in universes other than Edda-Earth. Progress on marketing the books. Or. . . because this is a blog about writing. . . I'll talk about writers who've inspired me, moments in my history as a reader that left marks on how I approach writing and understanding other authors' works, and so on. You might get some sociolinguistic, sociohistorical, or mythological maundering now and again, too. Just to kick things off, I thought I might talk a little about how reading the same book, or listening to the

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