I haven’t posted in a while. Like…a while. The fact is that life has been keeping me quite busy lately, and I haven’t had the time to do much other than be a full time teacher and a full time dad to four teenage kids. I am still writing (off and on) and plan onContinue reading “The New Podcast: 3 Cylinder Stardrive”
This episode is devoted to our lament over the fact that Marvel has gone down the rated “R” road with Deadpool, which we feel is really un-necessary. Marvel will now make a slew of these kinds of films, and even though they will probably be pretty successful, we really don’t want the term “fanboy” toContinue reading “New Podcast Up: R Rated Rant”
In this episode we take a look back at 2015 and discuss 15 things that each of us thought were noteworthy in the realm of fiction and media. We also discuss the things we thought were not that noteworthy. Of course, each of these things are discussed from a writer’s perspective. Find the episode here.
In this podcast first, we attempt to record the podcast from two different locations. I don’t know. We think it may be a success. You be the judge. Anyway, on this podcast we discuss Weir’s best selling book “The Martian” and what we thought made it a great novel. We also discuss Gotham, The BlackContinue reading “New Podcast Up: We Go To Mars!”
In this reformatted episode we take a different approach to the podcast. We decided from here on out to pick a pop culture film or book or comic book and spend the podcast discussing that piece from a writer’s perspective. Today we decided to discuss the recent Marvel offering “Antman”. It led to some livelyContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Antman’s Shrinking Plot”
The other day I took the kids to see the new Marvel film Ant Man. I loved the film. As a long time comic book fan it was great to see one of my heroes realized on screen. In the car on the way home I remarked to my children that when I was a kidContinue reading “Fanboy Theory: What Is The Larger Plot Of the Subsequent Marvel Films?”
On this episode we discuss one of the most important techniques in fiction writing: passage of time. We discuss the many ways that writers can relate the passage of time in their novels so that they are not dragging down the narrative with unnecessary prose. We also discuss an incident that happened in my lifeContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Time Enough for Batman”
In this episode, Ryan and I discuss the ins and outs of dialogue and how to make your characters dialogue seem more realistic. What is it that makes great dialogue work and what are some pitfalls that all writers face? They also discuss their years of costuming and the funniest moments while wearing these elaborateContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Writing Dialogue and Wearing Costumes”
In this exciting new podcast we discuss the problems of the writing slump…and Roger confesses to not writing for a WEEK! We also discuss the following story and how it is a sad example of people fearing what they do not understand. You can find the podcast here.
I’ve been a Star Wars fan since 1977. I love the original trilogy, and the prequels were pretty good because they told us all the back story that the original trilogy only hinted at, (and that Obi-Wan/Anakin battle in part three was awesome) but what die-hard fans like me realize is that Lucas is simplyContinue reading “Why This Star Wars Fan Won’t See Episode 1 In 3D”