In celebration of making double digits
(episode 10!), we have an extended episode this week.
We started with a discussion of the rules
of our different writing genres.
Kate started us off, discussing the rules
of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but we side-tracked into world building, Sweet Valley High,
Sookie Stackhouse, Game of Thrones, before recovering to get back to the rules.
Máire in typical fashion disagreed with all the established rules of comedy and
invented her own, the fundamental one being NO KICKING DOWN! She is very clear
on that! I wrapped up this section with a rules of detective fiction.
This discussion was followed with a writing
update and semi-writing-breakdown as I share my recent (horrible) revelation
that my novel is not improving as I go through the structural edits and still
will not fit comfortably in any established genre. This section is probably closer to group therapy than writing updates.
We hope you enjoy listening,
Until next time,