The Skill of Subversion

Episode 3 of the From Zero Podcast is out!

This week’s topic is about subversion and the skill required to adequately pull it off. I use the example of Chosen Ones, and refer to my own subversion of the overplayed trope, and share some of my thoughts and feelings on it.

To be honest, most of what you need to know about this podcast is already in the video. So I won’t waste words here, if you’re interested, take a listen.

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/from-zero-podcast/id1204112738?mt=2

Writing Whilst Studying

The second episode of my podcast is here! 

I wanted to do a topic that was directed more towards people near my own age, and so it came down to one other topic and this one. The other is going to be done in vlog format, and I’ll make that video sometime soon.

For now, you have a video dedicated to the subject of writing a story whilst you are studying.

It is a rather harsh video, mostly because of my blunt tone. I’m very aware of the fact that most writers are introverted, and thus, tend to resonate more with a calmer, gentler form of expression. Up until now, I’ve mostly tried to keep it on that level, and I’m perfectly capable of it, but in all honesty, once I get passionate about something, you get a result much like this.

The advice is useful, but it is presented in a ‘tough love’ kind of way. I’m well aware that for some people that’s too much, but I won’t apologise for how I am. Because maybe my tone will scare you off, but perhaps it won’t. Perhaps it will actually hit you somewhere you didn’t expect, and trigger a response that results in you taking the best possible action you could: thinking.

Many of the things I do are to inspire thought. I ain’t some genius, but I have some pretty good points to make here and there, so when I say something, it’s for a reason.

As I say in the podcast, in a way, this is an episode I’m making partly for myself, but it’s mostly for younger writers. When I was 16, the best advice I usually heard from other writers, came out like this. Not everybody is the same, so I don’t expect everyone to take my advice in the same way.

I see a lot of young writers struggling with things similar to me, and when I advise them, this is the manner I do it in. Sometimes, being too soft and sugary doesn’t get people anywhere.

This episode is also significantly shorter than the first one, so hopefully that makes it a little bit more bearable.

Hope you enjoy it!

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/from-zero-podcast/id1204112738?mt=2