This week on the podcast we discuss The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall and the story structure concept of the second plot point.
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Season 1, Episode 5: Second Plot Point (on Gardam Street!)
We review The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, the second book in the beloved Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall. Nora and I reminisce about meeting Birdsall at Wordstock a few years back. Not only does she write excellent books, she has the good sense to wear Haflinger slippers to a book signing. My admiration for her knows no bounds.
This episode’s art is a doctored up picture I took at Wordstock in 2013 where we saw Birdsall read and she signed a copy of The Penderwicks at Point Mouette for Nora.
I also explain the concept of a second plot point using Gardam Street as an example.
Things we mention that you should check out:
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material and artwork from my forthcoming novel, The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List.
- Wordstock is an annual book festival in Portland, but I guess it’s now called the Portland Book Festival, which is lame, if you ask me. But still, it’s a good festival and worth the trip if you’re anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
- If you want to learn more about the second plot point and the four-act structure for stories, I highly recommend the work of Larry Brooks. You can see a list of his books at the Story Fix website.
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