Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 11 - Storytelling Cliches
Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist Cath Murphy, Class Director Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.
Episode 11 - Storytelling Cliches
Is sexism sexist when women are excluding their own gender, or just plain sexy? Like a lesbian version of discrimination? And is Amanda Palmer's "A Poem for Dzhokhar" the worst poem of all time? Are we being overly-dismissive hipsters if we say yes? And why does Rob hate Jonathan Safran Foer so much? Find the answers to these burning questions and more on the latest episode of Game of LitReactors.
Reads: Cath read three books but we only let her talk about one, so she picked the one she enjoyed. Rob plugs yet another book put out by the publisher he works for and Josh makes yet another futile attempt to summarize a book that is difficult to summarize and is in some way related to his Steve Erickson obsession.
Topic: Storytelling Cliches: Which are the worst offenders and why? And can you actually build a great story out of one?
- Arthur C Clarke Award Announces All-Male Shortlist
- Wikipedia Removes Female Writers From Its 'American Novelists' Page
- Amanda Palmer's "A Poem for Dzhokhar" Is the Worst Poem of All Time
- Crossing the Rubicon: A Steve Erickson Primer
- Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using
- Storyville: Ten Ways to Avoid Cliches and Stereotypes
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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a co-host of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.
Rob W. Hart is the associate publisher for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, Thuglit, and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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