Daystar and Alexander discuss some of the major problems with prophecies in stories, and ways to potentially avoid the major pitfalls.
Co-hosted by Alexander Wales
With thanks to Tim Yarbrough for the Intro/Outro music, G.A.T.O Must Be Respected
Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
1:22 Prophecy as a way of Spoiling Tension
5:56 Creating Conflict
10:35 Developing Characters
11:45 Prophecy Tension
16:45 Predictable Attempts to avoid Prophecy
19:00 Shallow Intrigue
22:10 How to make prophecy work
30:55 Tricking Prophecies
37:03 Conditional Prophecies
39:20 Prophecy in the Real World
47:23 Being Clever in Subversion
Daystar recommends Dark Lord of Derkholm in today’s post-outro Audible advertisement.
Thanks for listening!