George R.R. Martin: Master Class on Storytelling

George RR Martin is one of the most beloved and hated storytellers of his generation. He’s best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire (FREE AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS HERE), which HBO later adapted for its dramatic HBO series entitled Game of Thrones.

Ever since HBO released the Games of Thrones television series, the world can not get enough of Geroge RR Martin. People also prayed every week that George RR Martin would not kill off their favorite character. As the t-shirt says:

“Guns don’t kill people, George RR Martin kills people”

George RR Martin is not only an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, he’s also a screenwriter, and television producer. He has written for shows like The Twilight Zone (1985), Beauty and the Beast (1987), and The Outer Limits (1995).

Martin serves as the HBO series’ co-executive producer, while also scripting four episodes of the series. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called George RR Martin “the American Tolkien”, and the magazine later named him one of the “2011 Time 100,” a list of the “most influential people in the world.

George RR Martin’s work has been described by the Los Angeles Times as having:

“complex story lines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing.”

I came across this amazing master class George RR Martin gave at TIFFon his life, career advice and how he comes up with his stories. He goes into some detail on the craft of storytelling and techniques that work for him. Enjoy!

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one. – George RR Martin


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