Podcast Journey To The West

Writers Talk 9 | Journey To The West

Welcome to our podcast series, Writers Talk. In our ninth podcast, we talk about the classic text, Journey To The West.

Previous podcasts:

  1. Writers Talk 1 | Neil Gaiman
  2. Writers Talk 2 | Writing A Book In A Year
  3. Writers Talk 3 | Star Wars
  4. Writers Talk 4 | Top 100 Fantasy Books
  5. Writers Talk 5 | Short Stories
  6. Writers Talk 6 | Fantasy Sub-genres
  7. Writers Talk 7 | Dialogue
  8. Writers Talk 8 | My Year Of Writing

Writers Talk 9 | Journey To The West

This week we are talking with Oliver Fox from Writers Write. Oliver has written extensively for Writers Write. He has published The Fantasy Workbook. Check it out here.

In this podcast, our hosts, Oliver Fox and Christopher Dean talk about the classic Journey To The West and how it has influenced both Eastern and Western storytelling.

They talk about:

  1. The book – Journey To The West.
  2. Why it is useful to writers to at least know about it.
  3. The very different style Eastern authors have when constructing a plot.
  4. Why people enjoy this style.

What Is Writers Talk?

Writers Talk is the Writers Write podcast where our podcast hosts talk about everything to do with writers and writing.

The podcast is a more intimate setting that we will use to tell you how we feel about writing, writers, and the books they write.

Why Should I Listen?

You should listen if you:

  1. Have an interest in writing and books and want to expand your knowledge.
  2. Just want to listen to an interesting conversation about a fascinating person or subject.

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The Podcast Hosts

Christopher :Luke Dean Christopher Luke Dean writes and facilitates for Writers Write. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisLukeDean

More Posts From Christopher:

  1. The Way Of The One – For Writers
  2. Characters & The Rule Of Two For Writers
  3. Fictional Languages: The Good, The Bad, & The Lazy
  4. 4 Things Writers Can Learn From Star Wars
  5. 5 Books I Think You Should Buy On World Book Day
  6. Writers Talk 8 | My Year Of Writing

The Podcast Hosts

Oliver Fox earned his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis (’15) and his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans (’21). He has worked as an editorial assistant for The Pinch literary journal (’16) and as a manuscript analyst for The Spun Yarn. He is a regular contributor to Writers Write and the author of The Fantasy WorkbookRead his blogs here and listen to his podcasts here.

More Posts From Oliver:

  1. On Ghosts & How To Write About Them
  2. The 4 Pillars Of Science Fiction
  3. Writers Talk 6 | Fantasy Sub-Genres
  4. 10 Classic Fantasy Tropes & How To Enliven Them
  5. Writers Talk 3 | Star Wars
  6. 3 Takeaways For Writers From David Foster Wallace

Top Tip: Learn how to write fantasy. Buy The Fantasy Workbook

The Last Word

We hope you enjoyed this podcast where our writers talked about Journey To The West. Look out for the next one in the series by subscribing to our Daily Writing Links.

Top Tip: Find out more about our workbooks and online courses in our shop.

Posted on: 2nd July 2021