Relevant 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.