Writing is cool.

Writing is cool.

Saturday Show Podcast #14 Topics:

– Theme and message in stories, including “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver and the movie “Sideways.”
– The evolution of Raymond Carver’s writing style, as evidenced by the differences in the 2 stories mentioned above.
– Vonnegut-esque character descriptions.
– The effect on the reader of imitating Hemingway’s style, to the point of harming your narrative flow and structure.
– The Dirty Realism school of writing.
– The redemption/metamorphasis of the character Miles in “Sideways” and how that contrasts to the lack of change in Jack.

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Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.