George RR Martin: Master Class on Storytelling with the Creator of Games of Thrones

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George RR 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 AUDIO BOOK 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 TIFF on 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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  • LORD

    I read the first of Mr Martin’s Game of Thrones books years before there was any talk of turning it into a TV series, and I have to say, aside from a few well drawn characters, I ended up dismissing it as US fantasy pap. Like many US fantasy writers, the plot was obsessed with royalty – something in Europe we have quite enough of already – and the environment felt a little ‘Ivanhoe’, that is, stock fantasy setting. I guess the advantage for a European fantasy writer is they can stare out of their window, or walk a hundred yards down their road and find a local church that is 1000 years old. They can feel the stone and connect not just with the church, but with the street names and place names that echo real events and communities from the distant past. I grew up in a village in Norfolk called Broome, and yet the church was nearly a mile away in the middle of a field. When I asked why, I found the original village, which had once surrounded the church, was destroyed by the black death in the 13th century, and rebuilt nearer the river Waveney, where I read in the Domesday book, there was good fishing to be had. Unfortunately, the US fantasy writer, no matter how good he may be, does not have this direct connection with a medieval past, and having read a wide range of fantasy novels, I have found authenticity comes from Europe. But what do I know? Game of thrones the TV series is great, and largely filmed in Europe. And it works a treat!

    • cyberpiper

      Yes indeed. Being from Luxembourg I can see your point. But as you say, it is a success, even in europe were magazines about royalty sell very well

  • Stanley Kubrick

    Really? Voiceover is a cheap way of getting into a characters head? Of course you can always write bad voice over… But what about; A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Goodfellas, the Thin Red Line,… All examples of brilliant brilliant voiceover. I think George RR Martin needs to be more thoughtful about those kind of comments.

    • cyberpiper

      I totally agree! Thought the same thing when I watched it. And I do intend to use voice over in my work.

  • doris45234

    Well discover game and i think most of the students are like to play the Games of Thrones. This is the good story by him for the educators and they also learn better from him.