168: The Art of Narrative Distance – Interview with Augustus Rose

Creative168: The Art of Narrative Distance – Interview with Augustus Rose

168: The Art of Narrative Distance – Interview with Augustus Rose

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of hosting novelist and screenwriter Augustus Rose on the show!

Augustus has a strong passion for numerous weird, esoteric, and fringe concepts, and found a way to thread them all together in his stunning debut novel, The Readymade Thief.

Listen in as we pick apart the many layers of Augustus’s strange yet relatable novel, and learn how weave together different points of view to create one compelling narrative.

In this episode Augustus and I discuss:

  • How to transform high concept and strange ideas into a relatable story.
  • Why starting with a prologue is necessary in some scenarios.
  • What narrative distance is, and how to manipulate it.
  • When to break the “rules” intentionally, in order to jar your reader in the right way.
  • World building, and how to create a world based on different ideas instead of different landscapes.

Plus, Augustus’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/168

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