In this irregular episode, audio gremlin Sid Oozeley talks shop with returning guest Mario Coelho about fantasy and science fiction’s long-standing vendetta against dialogue writing.
Why is it frequently so stilted and stiff? Why are American writers so averse to local flavor? Why do so many grown adults still try to write like Joss Whedon? Just how far off-topic can Sid take a conversation? What the hell is verisimilitude, exactly?
Our boys get to the bottom of all of this and more on this unusual episode of Rite Gud.
Recommended reading list:
- Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
- Rossum’s Universal Robots by Karel Capek
- A Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- Dialogue Between Benjamin Franklin and the Gout
- The Trouble with Most High Fantasy Dialog is that It’s Terrible
- What makes a fight scene interesting?
- Was John W Campbell a Fucking Fascist or Merely a Fascist?
- Bob Silverberg Absolutely Not Doing a Sexism
- John Swartzwelder, Sage of the Simpsons
About Rite Gud: R.S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at patreon.com/ritegud. Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes, critiques and more. Show edited by Sid Oozeley.