Narrative Truth & Objectivity Problems: Weird Experiences, Constructed Realities & Slant-Ep.45

A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey debate the merits of author truth in writing. Come along as we delve into disbelief triggers. Kaisha rants about book recommendations and the fact that she’s not “just some broad working in a store.” We chat about what writers are tapping into that makes a narrative feel authentic or true. Kelsey talks about walking calamities and broken fire trucks. We revel in the fact that truth is stranger than fiction. We discuss how sometimes true experiences are difficult to fictionalize well.

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Our totally awesome intro was created by Mike Fraedrich. You can find more from Mike at & The first one points to his Twitter, the second his music. Thanks, Mike!!

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Books, quirks, and intrigues, oh my!

Today’s book recommendation:

Today’s writer advice:

“This work is both entirely personal and not personal at all.”

~TC Tolbert

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That brings us to the end of yet another read.write.repeat episode! We have to give a big shout out to this month’s guests, Mark Engels and Stephen Coghlan, and always, a huge thanks to Mike Fraedrich for out intro music.

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