All Things Writing

Can the setting be a protagonist? What the heck is he talking about now?

May 15, 2021 Bryan the Writer Season 2 Episode 14
All Things Writing
Can the setting be a protagonist? What the heck is he talking about now?
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All Things Writing
Can the setting be a protagonist? What the heck is he talking about now?
May 15, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14
Bryan the Writer

Have you ever read a book where the world played as much of a role as the characters did? I don't mean strong writing in the sense of world building, I mean in the sense that the world itself was a living, breathing thing?

How about characters who were as much a part of the world building in the sense that their dialogue actually made the scene work?

Truth is that a lot of time we, as writers, intentionally blur the lines between setting and character. In Terry Brooks, "Magic Kingdom for Sale", the fictional land of Landover plays a magical role and it senses the illness or the health of the kingdom. It reflects the way the kingdom is being held hostage.

Want to read the article I talked about in Publisher's Weekly? Check it out here!

In the movie, Citizen Kane, the sled takes on an almost legendary role. It embodies the younger version of the main character.

Glad you could join us for this episode of All Things Writing. If you like the show, please hit the like button. Consider donating to the show to keep me going. Any little bit helps. Listen to the end of this episode for a chance at a prize!

-Bryan the Writer

Support the show (http://paypal.me/BryanNowak)

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Have you ever read a book where the world played as much of a role as the characters did? I don't mean strong writing in the sense of world building, I mean in the sense that the world itself was a living, breathing thing?

How about characters who were as much a part of the world building in the sense that their dialogue actually made the scene work?

Truth is that a lot of time we, as writers, intentionally blur the lines between setting and character. In Terry Brooks, "Magic Kingdom for Sale", the fictional land of Landover plays a magical role and it senses the illness or the health of the kingdom. It reflects the way the kingdom is being held hostage.

Want to read the article I talked about in Publisher's Weekly? Check it out here!

In the movie, Citizen Kane, the sled takes on an almost legendary role. It embodies the younger version of the main character.

Glad you could join us for this episode of All Things Writing. If you like the show, please hit the like button. Consider donating to the show to keep me going. Any little bit helps. Listen to the end of this episode for a chance at a prize!

-Bryan the Writer

Support the show (http://paypal.me/BryanNowak)