36: Carve the Mark – Show Notes

DSRA

1st Segment

  • The Fates
    • The Moirai
      • Ancient Greek deities
      • Clotho the Spinner
      • Lachesis the Apportioner
      • Atropos the Inevitable
    • Greek interpretation
      • Clotho the maiden
      • Lachesis the matron
      • Atropos the crone
    • Roman interpretation
      • They all crones
    • Zeus was the only being to sometimes thwart the fate
  • The Oracle of Delphi
    • Served as a holy site for 2000 years
    • Worship started in 1600 BCE
    • Apollo and the Python
    • The fissure
    • The Pythia
      • Gave mostly cryptic prophecies
      • Nero
      • Croesus

2nd Segment

  • The Rise of Veronica Roth
    • Wrote Divergent her Senior year
    • Sold Divergent her Senior year
      • Film rights sold to Summit Entertainment
    • Sold during the peak of Hunger Games
  • Divergent Debuted at No 6
  • Insurgent Debuted at No 1
  • Allegiant Was the Most Pre Ordered Book Ever Issued by Harper Collins
  • Movies Have Grossed $743 Million
  • 30 Million Copies Have Sold of the Divergent Series
  • In 2015 Roth was 95 of the Forbes Celebrity 100
  • The Worlds 3rd Highest Earning Author
    • Behind James Patterson and John Green
  • Had the Idea for Carve the Mark Since Writing Divergent
  • Romania‚Äôs Priorities
  • Inspired by Friends with Endometriosis
    • Made Cyra a more important character
  • Listens to Music to Get in the Zone
  • Harper: A Tale for Divergent and Star Wars Fans
  • Stats

3rd Segment:

  • YA Expectations
  • Ideas vs Execution
  • Inconsistencies in the Plot
  • Pronunciation of Names
  • World Building in Science Fiction
  • The Characters and Their Relationships