Episode 290: Absent Saints and Cruel Caretakers - How Parents Shape Characters in Speculative Fiction part1
Both in real life and in fiction, parental figures are the most important early relationship any of us form. Even by dint of being entirely absent, parents will affect who a character grows to be. This week, the dragons delve into creating nuanced characters by knowing who their parents are and what effect they have had on a character's life. On the slab this week - Tangled, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Steven Universe, The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex Harrow and many more.
Part one of a two part episode.
Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic