"You complete me" - Jerry Maguire.
It's a famous line from the '90s. One that spawned a great many parodies and memes in its wake. It's a statement of love from one person to another. That without you, I'm not me. Or at the very least, I'm not the me I'm meant to be. You're my soul mate - the one who completes my existence.
Yet - at the risk of sounding like a major Debbie downer - is this concept really true? Be it in the context of a fictional story or our waking lives. Truth can be stranger than fiction, but fiction can communicate truths in indirect ways. So, in this - rather ranty - episode, I dive deeper into what constitutes a "soul mate" in story. What does it look like? Why is it so attractive? And from my own perspective, does such a thing actually exist (fictional or non-fictional). And if you disagree, let me know. As a writer, I'm open to critique.
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The Writer's Lens - Interview 13: Brian Del Turco, "Your Digital Voice Matters"
The Writer's Lens - E47: How Do We (Not) Handle Criticism And Feedback?
The Writer's Lens - Interview 12: David Ramos, The Long Road To Authorship
The Writer's Lens - Interview 11: Loren Reash-Henz, "Does Music Tell Stories? And How Do We Value Art?"
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The Writer's Lens - Response Episode: "Is The Lord Of The Rings A 'Racist' Story?"
The "Pens of Steel" Group Discussion Special: Competing In The Sea Of Voices
The "Pens of Steel" Group Discussion Special: What Is A Digital Voice? PART 1
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