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Misunderstood Characters

Released Saturday, 20th August 2016
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Why a misunderstood character can be very useful. Featuring Cheryl Klein and Matt Bird!
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Mentioned in this episode:
The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children …
The Secrets of Story
Ghostbusters’ New Villain Is Straight out of Reddi…
Harry Potter
Five Times Severus Snape Was Misunderstood
Spiderman 2’s Dock Ock was just Misunderstood
Hail the Conquering Hero
Pride and Prejudice
Jersey Boys
Wicked’s Elphaba Thropp
Millicent Min, Girl Genius
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time
Matt’s analysis of How I Met Your Mother
The perception gap in science 

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More about this show, for new listeners: This is a creative writing podcast and a screenwriting podcast. In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone app ‘The Storyometer.’