Plot (And Character)

Alright. First things first. This episode of Good Sentences (Episode 16, if you’re the sort who keeps track), deals with plot as a literary device, and it features our frequent visitor and good friend Angelique L’Amour sharing her thoughts on the topic along with the primary lunatics. Before I go long on that, however, IContinue reading “Plot (And Character)”

Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet

April 21 The latest Morning Minute tells a bit about Mark Twain’s birth (which occurred when Halley’s Comet was visible from Earth), and a bit more about his death in 1910, (when the comet was again visible in the sky). There was also a bit of discussion about the fact that one of the hostsContinue reading “Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet”

Chaucer? Don’t Get me Started!

Geoffrey Chaucer is a jerk. If I could get my hands on him right now, UGH! I’m serious, you guys. Don’t get me started. Listen, Craig and I talked about this turd today in the Morning Minute, because today back around 1400 or so, he read his magnum opus, The Canterbury Tales, in the courtContinue reading “Chaucer? Don’t Get me Started!”

Vladimir Nabokov is a…

Genius? Sicko? Lazy Character Namer? It’s Wednesday (night, if we’re being honest) but it’s still not too late to listen to today’s Morning Minute! Today we learn a bit about Nabokov’s best known work. Also, remember the Morning Minutes (and all episodes of Good Sentences) are always available, just by clicking “Listen” in the topsideContinue reading “Vladimir Nabokov is a…”

Are You Getting Enough?

Feeling Shut in? Follow us all over the place! So you’ve subscribed to the podcast, and you follow the blog! You’re a Good Sentences super-fan right? Durn tootin’ you are, but I refer you to our title question. Are you getting enough Good Sentences? We have a Facebook Page. Normally we post here to announceContinue reading “Are You Getting Enough?”

Hey, You Got a Minute?

Exciting New Feature on Good Sentences Starting Monday, April 13, 2020, the Good Sentences Podcast will begin a new series, The Good Sentences Morning Minute! Here’s what you need to know: Craig and Scott are insane. Currently the segments will be released on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each segment will deal with some aspect ofContinue reading “Hey, You Got a Minute?”

Reporting from Isolation

Episode 11 – Recorded using 1000 miles of Social Distancing We have had a lot happen in the good ol’ US of A since the last episode. You may have noticed. Basically, the world has flipped upside down, you know… and stuff. In Episode 11, Craig and I share our observations, feelings, and personal experienceContinue reading “Reporting from Isolation”

Co-Authoring, David Berens, and a new look at the Founding Fathers

You just never know what’s going to happen when it’s time to record a new episode of Good Sentences. Here’s the problem. Craig Hart is insane. But that’s not the bad news. No, the bad news is that of the two of us… he’s the sanest man in the room. Take for example our trashingContinue reading “Co-Authoring, David Berens, and a new look at the Founding Fathers”

“What’d you just say?”

Dialogue. Simply put, it is one of the most crucial elements of any form of written narrative. The words a character speaks, the interplay of words between two or more characters… its importance cannot be overstated. Well, maybe it can be overstated. I guess we’ll find out by the end of the episode and/or thisContinue reading ““What’d you just say?””

A Chat with J.A. Jance

If you love mysteries, the chances are very good that you are familiar with J.A. Jance. She is the NY Times best-selling author of not one, but four successful series, beginning with the J.P. Beaumont novel Until Proven Guilty in 1985. Her other marquee characters, Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and the Walker family round outContinue reading “A Chat with J.A. Jance”