Saturday Show #22, The Austin Writing Group Podcast Episode 11. Relevant Links and Various Show Notes:

Robert Coover
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Talkative Corpse by Ann K. Sterzinger
Almost Home by Frank Marcopolos
The Domain, ATX


Topics discussed:

~ Flaky girl-texts
~ The Domain, Austin TX
~ Metafiction, Fabulation, and Postmodernism: The Marriage Made in Hell
~ EVERYTHING in a story being subjective, including plot, characters, time, setting
~ Turning traditional storytelling on its head
~ Tight stories told in disjointed narratives
~ “Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl” as a lesson in subtlety
~ Theme vs. Message
~ The necessity of visceral details
~ Orienting the reader in a world s/he’s not familiar with
~ Army black ops

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