Episode 8! MigrAsians is halfway through its first season, YAY! In today's episode, you'll get your fantasy fix :) I talk to fantasy author James Yu about the historical distinction between Taiwan and China, writing full-time in the age of COVID-19, and why he chooses to write fantasy (I love his answer!) James reminds me about the importance of community, especially when it comes to writing. After all, this is how I know James! We went to a writing coworking space together, and now he's part of my weekly writing feedback group, I love James' spot-on critiques!
I really enjoyed talking to James about how power and political perspectives are written into novels. He talks about how we can have empathy for a perspective we don't particularly care for - not to believe in that perspective, but to understand where it comes from.
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Here are some of the Asian fantasy authors and writing books James mentions:
Asian Fantasy Authors:
1. Fonda Lee - The Green Bone Saga
2. Rebecca Kuang - The Poppy War
3. Gene Yang, cartoonist
1. The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass
2. The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne
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