S1E12. Writing War (Or, All Of Us Are Going To Geneva)

The Fanfic Writers' Craft

11-11-2022 • 59分


In this episode, in honour of Remembrance Day, Lani (@copper-dust) and Jo (@pebblysand) have a chat about war. Specifically, they discuss how to research war, write war, and explore the aftermath of war in fanfiction. They talk about what they find interesting about it, what drives them to write about it, and how they use these armed conflict situations to paint a picture of the broader world we live in. Please note that this episode does contain discussions of war-related violence - nothing graphic but still, if that’s not your thing, feel free to pass.


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Your recommendations for this week are:

  • The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker because it's great example of historical fiction based on WW1
  • Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay because it offers an interesting take on the war in Vietnam and trauma
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card because it's an fascinating example of a sci-fi/fantasy war
  • Peaky Blinders by Stephen Knight and the BBC because maybe then Jo will finally shut up about this show

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