We start off talking about manscaping and other nonsense, but things really pick up when we get into a long talk about things that will drastically improve your writing in a short period of time. Some of the things we talk about are why metaphors are better than similes, how to structure your paragraphs for optimal pacing, and the importance of using active voice instead of passive voice.
Today's episode discusses two more stories in Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace. First, we read and discuss his deeply disturbing flash fiction story, Incarnation of Burned Children. This one comes with a trigger warning as the imagery and subject matter are incredibly traumatic. The second story, Another Pioneer, offers a meditation on storytelling, knowledge, self-consciousness, societal evolution, and societal destruction. We cover this complex story and touch upon post-modernism, AI, the burden of knowledge, the breakdown of society, and many, many other things. This might just be our favorite episode of this series!