On this episode we get our grubby mitts on the Force Awakens bluray and talk about its lack of special features. We also discuss other television writing of merit and what we can learn from these tv writers. Find the episode here.
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 a little over a week, fans and non-fans alike will be flocking to the local theater to gobble up the next installment, and shall I say “revamping” of the Star Wars saga. I, for one, am looking forward to it. I have a screen quality costume that I constructed a few years ago. It’sContinue reading “5 Things ’77 Star Wars Taught Me About Storytelling”
This week I am suffering from the throes of bronchitis, which would be awful if people had to listen to constant coughing into the microphone. So, my co-host Ryan McKinley managed to get veteran podcaster and Star Wars content writer for The Laughing Place, Patrick Hurd. Patrick delivers some excellent advice to novice podcasters andContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Special Guest – Patrick Hurd!”
In this podcast we talk about our experience at Sooner Con 24 and break down the struggles that come with promotion of indie work. Mainly we discuss the many types of folks you might expect to visit your table and how to best move product by curbing those types of visitors who might unintentionally preventContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Con-goers and Promotions”
One of the biggest problems I have when reading a book is that if the characterization is flat I will soon find myself wandering away from the book to doing other things. This is not due to my tendency to write every day no matter the circumstances, but actually lies in the strength of theContinue reading “5 Tips To Hook Readers With Characterization”
In this podcast, Ryan and I discuss the question: “How much of your novel (besides writing it of course) should you hire out and how much should you do yourself?” We both have much experience on either end of this and want to share what we have learned about hiring people and doing our own publicity, book covers,Continue reading “New Podcast Up: DIY Books and Episode 7”
As a teacher of analytical writing, I often have to ask my students to think about an argument by first stating their opinion about the argument and then asking themselves the question: “So what?” This applies to writing pros as well. So you’ve written that awesome fantasy novel crammed with all the lovely creatures, charactersContinue reading “W is for So What?”
As per a suggestion by Eric J. Baker, I decided to write today about twists that we can place in our novels which can be used in pretty much any genre. Good writers are good readers, avid readers, and I really love a good story that leads the reader down a path only to forceContinue reading “Writing the Twist”
Well, we did it. We have two episodes in the can and plan to release even more as the year goes on. I now have my own podcast to debut on Sunday night if all goes according to plan. It’s all part of my many step plan to build my platform as a writer, andContinue reading “Recorded Our First Podcast: Fanboys on Fiction”