Saturday Show #24, The Austin Writing Group #13. Relevant Links and Show Notes:
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~ Creating a bond with your audience
~ Using tricks to create a “likeable” main character
~ Ayn Rand – Is there such a thing as true altruism?
~ The problems of ambiguity
~ The greatness of ambiguity
~ Surface theme vs. deeper theme
~ Emotional POP at the right time in the story
~ Is all art really a subconscious manifestation of something larger?
~ Real vs. Fake
~ Who is the REAL you? Are you your name, or is your name you?
~ Existence precedes essence
~ The vital importance of the Isis-Osiris myth
~ Dirty realism
~ Learning to be subtle, but not too subtle
~ “A reader should FEEL the theme of a story, not KNOW it consciously”
~ A reader can come up with their own theme(s), regardless of writer intent