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!”
In this special episode (excuse the road noise) Ryan and I decide to go to Memphis Tennesee on a road trip. On the way there we discuss the stories we leave behind. What stories have you started but never finished or had to abandon simply because they didn’t work? What do those abandoned stories teach us? We alsoContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Road to Memphis Part One”
In this week’s podcast Ryan McKinley and I discuss our favorite villains in fiction and in pop culture and also what makes a great villain. What must a writer do to create interesting, powerful villains? Find out in this episode!
Why do my students love the Joker so much? The guy has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He is completely mad, is an agent of chaos, loves to torture the innocent, has brought Gotham City to its knees on countless occasions, yet all the kids seem to love him. It is because he has what theContinue reading “Hubris: How to Write Great Villains Into Your Novel”