PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – The Oppressed vs. The Oppressor

This week JJ and Kelly discuss Robin Hood-type narratives, or The Oppressed vs. the Oppressor. As per usual, it is tangent heavy on other things we like (plus JJ is loopy from Too Much People-ing), like the Trickster archetype. Also JJ reveals her unfounded bias against Dan Stevens.

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Show Notes

  • Robin Hood narratives are essentially stories of people overthrowing an unjust system.
  • A Chosen One narrative vs. a Robin Hood narrative often comes down to change vs. protecting.
    • A Chosen One is often trying to save the world, whereas an Oppressed person usually tries to change the system.
    • In Oppressed vs. Oppressed narratives, the Oppressed and the Oppressed are often symbolic or representative of systems

What We’re Working On

  • JJ is expecting her edit letter for book 2 any day now and waiting to announce Secret Project news
  • Kelly is on submission with client manuscripts and also working on her synopsis for her Loft Literary class

Books Discussed/What We’re Reading

Off Menu Recommendations

What You’re Asking

What happens to my punishing (publishing?) dreams when I move to Australia?
—@AbigailFAir

Nothing really. You can query an agent from anywhere in the world! We would say, however, that you should query an agent in the primary market in which you want to sell.

That’s all for this week! Next week we’ll continue our Summer of Archetypes, continuing with the Heist narrative! As always if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below, send us an ask on Tumblr, or tweet using the hashtag #askpubcrawl!

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