In this episode, the guys introduce three simple life lessons.
1. Don't buy snacks in bulk
2. Everything is terrible and you shouldn't even try
3. Don't do bad things
Can you tell which was John's?
The actual topic today was writing scenes that have more than one plot thread or story arc that they serve. If you often find yourself stuck after finishing a scene, floundering for what comes next, you might benefit from today's discussion.
Let's just say we have a new and improved version of the theme song today. Then stick around for a discussion of the guys' progress, John's experience rereading Lord Of The Rings recently, and even a little about alternative story telling media like video games.
The guys discuss their magic systems thus far, and how they're integrating them into their stories at this early stage. Sure, this podcast is all about avoiding excessive worldbuilding, but there inevitably comes a time in the story plotting process when you need magic to do its thing...which...