Leigh Hull

I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

S22E9 – Fog and Flame: Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is different than setting in my opinion. Setting is a room. A backdrop. It’s scenery. But without good worldbuilding, you can’t have realistic feeling scenery. You can’t have cool, unique backdrops for your story. – Patrick Rothfuss

S22E8 – K/D Ratio: Beats in Dialogue

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Benjamin Franklin

S22E5 – Fog and Flame: Take it Back Now Y’all!

This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot. – Graham Chapman

S22E4 – K/D Ratio: Setup and Payoff

There’s an old rule of theater that goes, “If there’s a gun on the mantle in act one, it must go off in act two.” The reverse is also true. – Steven King

S22E3 – Fog and Flame: First-Person Omniscient

The voice of the narrator who knows the whole story cannot be dismissed as old-fashioned or uncool. It’s not only the oldest and the most widely used storytelling voice, it’s also the most versatile, flexible, and complex of the points of view. – Ursula K. LeGuin