SoonerCon: A Media Guest’s Retrospective

Yesterday ended my weekend at SoonerCon 26, a local science-fiction/fantasy/writer’s convention in Midwest City, Oklahoma within a short driving distance of my house.  This was my second year being invited as a media guest, which means I’ve written a few books and have done some podcasting, so they allow me to come be part ofContinue reading “SoonerCon: A Media Guest’s Retrospective”

New Podcast Up: Preaching to a Lost Samurai

On this episode, Richard and I discuss the first season of Preacher.  If you haven’t watched it yet then burn rubber to your nearest Family Video and rent it for a buck!  If not, then check it out on Netflix.  It’s awesome! We talk about season one, but we also discuss what we think mightContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Preaching to a Lost Samurai”

New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

We talk “12 Monkeys” the series and how it stacks up against the Terry Gilliam film. We also discuss the film “Forsaken” where father and son Sutherland show us that the old west is still pretty cool. And Roger makes a case for Kiefer running for president. You can find the episode here.

How to Set Up an Amazon Giveaway to Drive People to Your Amazon Author Page

I can’t take credit for finding out about this cheap little marketing gimmick.  That credit goes to my awesome podcast partner Richard Kutz.  We host a weekly podcast together called “Three Cylinder Stardrive”, a geek-out fun-fest where we break down current pop culture often from a writer’s perspective and also note a “Dollar Rental ofContinue reading “How to Set Up an Amazon Giveaway to Drive People to Your Amazon Author Page”

New Podcast Up: “Logan in the Wasteland”

In this podcast episode, Richard and I discuss the film Logan starring Hugh Jackman.  We specifically talk about the black and white version that was released with some blu-ray copies.  Above all, what made the film work from a writer’s standpoint and what can writers learn from it?  We also discuss the dollar rental of theContinue reading “New Podcast Up: “Logan in the Wasteland””

New Podcast Up: A Single Groot

What made “Guardians 2” such a good film? Characters! We discuss the character driven story and specifically what Guardians 2 got right. What made Guardians 2 work from a writer’s perspective?  We also mourn the passing of Chris Cornell by talking about the film “Singles”, a 90’s film that defined the grunge era and cameoedContinue reading “New Podcast Up: A Single Groot”

Chris Cornell’s Last Solo Album: A Cry for Help?

I found out on the last day of school, and later my son approached me with tears in his eyes to tell me that Chris Cornell had passed on. My son, a musician and lover of good music, was heartbroken.

New Podcast Up: Send the Executives to Hollows Grove

We spend some considerable time in this episode ranting about Sony specifically, but basically we discuss the problems of executives side-lining writers on film projects. We also discuss the film “Hollows Grove”, a film not even Lance Henrikson could save. Find the episode here.

The Lost Soul and Characterization

I spent a wonderful afternoon yesterday hashing out the details of the latest Five Rims installment with my good friend and collaborator Jack Johnson.  If you don’t have a writing group from which you can bounce ideas around, you need to at least get a good friend who is also a writer or at least anContinue reading “The Lost Soul and Characterization”

New Podcast Up: Everybody Was Kung Fu Farming

Richard Kutz and I absolutely love AMC’s Into the Badlands.  If you aren’t watching it right now, you should.  The writing is excellent, the world building is amazing and who doesn’t love farmers who know kung fu?  We also discuss a little known film that is close to our heart entitled Hunter/Prey.  The writing in this filmContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Everybody Was Kung Fu Farming”