Ep. 32: News Roundup and Antagonists (with Janette Rallison)

One more week to the release of Variant!

In the first segment, Marion and Sarah recap the latest publishing news. The Kindle Fire, Amazon in libraries, and more.

In the second segment, Janette Rallison returns to discuss what makes a good antagonist.

Finally, Sarah and Marion resurrect an old game–two books and a side of bacon.

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4 Responses to “Ep. 32: News Roundup and Antagonists (with Janette Rallison)”

  1. MKHutchins
    September 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Ah, see, one thing I loved about Lord of the Rings is the layers of antagonists. Sauron, who’s capital-E Evil. Saruman who’s overshot his mission. Grima who’s petty and creepy. Gollum who’s somehow loveable. Bill Ferny who’s just annoying. The elves in Lothlorien who don’t want to help a dwarf. Lobelia who steals spoons (and then does something awesome!). If I have a novel where I need an EVIL antagonist, I try to make sure there’s these additional interesting layers of more-human antagonists.

    Great ‘cast, as always.

  2. Luke
    October 4, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    These past two episodes have no download link. Thats how I listen on my android phone. The embedded player is unreliable or missing in my browser. Would you consider adding it? Thx. Love your podcast!

    • marionjensen
      October 5, 2011 at 3:35 am #

      Looking into this. Hopefully have it fixed soon.

      • marionjensen
        October 5, 2011 at 3:46 am #

        Okay, should have links now.

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