Gregg MattsonThis week I chat with first-time novelist Gregg Mattson, whose science fiction novel Field of Orbs uses a unique story-telling style with roots in other famous novels such as Dracula by Bram Stoker. Along the way we chat about the elements of his novel — setting, plot, characters — as well as short stories evolving into novels, how characters take on a life of their own, lessons learned writing a first novel and more.

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Duration: 24:37
File Size: 28.2 MB

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Dracula by Bram Stoker
This 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is what is called an epistolary novel … a story told as a series of letters, diary entries, ships’ logs, etc. The book was not an immediate bestseller, but has grown in popularity over time, inspiring many stage, television and film adaptations.

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