Podcast Episode 41: Telling Stories through Video Journal Transcripts

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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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.