The swashbuckling techniques of the modern literary fictioneer. With jokes. Saturday Show #17-The Austin Writing Group, Episode 6. Some of the topics discussed:
– The relative weight of scenes vs. “pacing” and different terminology used by different schools of writing.
– Depth of theme, setting, and characters in the movie “Lost in Translation,” written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
– The shift in American culture away from moralizing and into objectivism, in historical research AND literary fiction. The impact of this shift on society.