Writing the Body: Avoiding Characters Who Are Brains-In-Jars (Unless That’s Your Whole Thing)

In this episode, writer and stuntwoman SL Huang joins us to talk about writing that fully explores the physicality of its characters. How can we write characters who feel like flesh and blood people, not disembodied brains in jars? How do race, gender, class, and other features of identity influence our relationships with our bodies? Has visual media made us less aware of our sense of smell, taste and touch?

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