May 17th, 2011

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Writing Excuses 5.37: Parody and Satire with Jim Hines

Writing Excuses 5.37: Parody and Satire with Jim Hines

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2011/05/15/writing-excuses-season-5-37-parody-and-satire-with-jim-hines/

Key Points: Parody is a sendup of an existing literay work, while satire is making fun of society around you. Extrapolate, exaggerate, and add a half-step to the left -- that's satire. Look for what's missing, the gaps, the assumptions, then play there. Set up expectations, then twist them. Don't lose the characters!
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[Brandon] All right. Well. We're out of time. I'm going to make Jim give us a writing prompt. So, Jim, what's our writing prompt?
[Jim] Pseudo-medieval fantasy. Generic Europe. You've got your magic. How do you deal with baldness?
[Brandon] All right. You are out of excuses, now go write. Thanks for listening.
[Howard] Write me some magic Rogaine.