On this episode we discuss those overused tropes that often get used in modern fiction or film and how to avoid them. What are some good tropes and what are some old tropes that can be turned upside down or reworked for better effect? We also discuss a spoiler-free review of the new James BondContinue reading “New Podcast Up: A Spectre of Bad Tropes”
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New Podcast Up: We Go To Mars!
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!”
New Podcast Up: Our 50th Episode!
On our fiftieth podcast (and we can’t believe we have made it this far) we talk about fan fiction. What are the legalities of writing stories about our favorite pop culture heroes? Can you really get in trouble for it? We also discuss the upcoming series finales and series that we can’t wait to seeContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Our 50th Episode!”
New Podcast Up: Killin’ Like…A Villain
In this episode, we discuss the strange trope of killing a villain off midway through a novel. What are the consequences of such a daring act as a writer and what might our readers think if we do such a thing? Do we really need a “villain” anyway? Roger talks about Natasha Wittman’s new bookContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Killin’ Like…A Villain”
New Podcast Up: Choosing a Creative Writing Course Near Gotham
In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of taking a creative writing class and what a budding writer should look for in such a class. This all comes from an article in “The Guardian” that claims that creative writing classes may be killing western literature. Not sure about that… But heaven knows we’veContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Choosing a Creative Writing Course Near Gotham”
New Podcast Up: Plagiarism Stinks!
On this episode we discuss the very real problem of plagiarism and how it can be annoying…especially if you are the one being plagiarized. I talk at length about my recent run-in with EssayMama and how they ripped off my viral blog post “Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers”. Shoot, even Suzanne Collins plagiarizes. Have youContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Plagiarism Stinks!”