30 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – Writing Twists

After Dale from The Reading Gorilla podcast sent in a listener request, who was I to ignore it? This is an episode about Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic, Ender’s Game. Specifically, I examine how he crafted such an amazing twist. Enjoy!

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20 – Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – Avalanche Endings

If you want to learn how to write explosive, fast-paced, balastic endings, Elantris by Brandon Sanderson is an excellent novel to study – which is what I do in this episode! Enjoy!

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11 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – Narrative Misdirection

This is one of my favourite books, and in today’s episode I dive deep into how you can use the 2+2 rule to misdirect readers. If you want to learn more about how Rowling writes plot twists, this is the episode for you!

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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Episode 3 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling – Creating Suspense Using Question Arcs

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