Episode 327: Writing Advice from Terry Pratchett

Episode 327: Writing Advice from Terry Pratchett

Show Notes

Join the plague house as Vicky and Joe discuss Covid (she has it), retelling the Greek myths from a woman’s point of view, and 10 wonderful pieces of writing advice from Vicky’s favourite ever author, Terry Pratchett. You’ll also get a short side-quest on whirlpools, near-death experiences, and George Orwell, which is relevant. Honest.

 Key Points

  • [1:30] Vicky has COVID and it’s a lot of frowny faces in the Dingle right now.
  • [3:15] Vicky is a terrible sick person. She hates just loafing about on the couch.
  • [10:15] It’s so important to read diverse books because you get a better understanding of your fellow humans.
  • [12:00] Terry Pratchett is one of Vicky’s favorite authors.
  • [15:45] It might be difficult, but there are a lot of benefits to listening to someone who has an opposing opinion than you.
  • [19:45] Read everything that you think is going to be interesting.
  • [22:10] Don’t be afraid to submit your writing online!
  • [25:00] Stand for something and do it out loud.
  • [29:20] Debate is a very important part of learning about the other person’s side.
  • [32:45] You should definitely go off and read some Terry Pratchett books!

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