photo 3ceaf492-e402-4418-946b-6a6109cf303d.jpgRelevant Links and Various Show Notes and Such:

Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Talkative Corpse: A Love Letter by Ann K. Sterzinger
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
James M. Cain collection of stories
Almost Home by Frank Marcopolos
Ben Greenman’s Daily Beast Whine-Fest


~ Nostalgia as a theme, and how nostalgia changes memories.
~ Unreliability of human memory/the human brain.
~ Character likeability and dialogue as reader hooks.
~ The importance of correct details.
~”Slice of life” stories as learning tools.
~ Working themes in a story as ACTION, in a narrative element.
~ Foreshadowing: How not to do it.
~ Organic vs. Manipulated Themes.
~ Raising the stakes.
~ Backstory details revealed through character decisions.
~ Post-modern motto: “The truth is UNKNOWABLE.” True or false?
~ Lenny in “Memento” as an everyman.
~ Whining in modern literature.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

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.