Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Break 2014

We're off this week and next. We'll see you again on January 6, 2015!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode 38 Interview With Jamin and Kiowa Winans

This week we interview Jamin and Kiowa Winans, producers of The Frame, out now on DVD and BluRay and available at http://double-edge-films.myshopify.com.

Mentioned in this episode:
Ink (Movie)
Westword interview with Jamin and Kiowa Winans by Jason Heller http://blogs.westword.com/showandtell/2014/10/the_frame_jamin_winans_of_ink_makes_a_new_movie.php
WORLD WAR Z (Book) by Max Brooks
Denver Comic Con
Akira (Movie)
11:59 (Movie)
Take Shelter (Movie)
Sunshine (Movie)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Movie)
12 Monkeys (Movie)
Brazil (Movie)
Heat (and other Michael Mann Movies)
Robert Zemeckis
Barry Levinson
Terry Gilliam
Toys (Movie staring Robin Williams)
Florence and the Machine
CedarFoundation.org

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Episode 37 Holidays in Fiction

With the Holiday Season soon upon us, we talk Holidays in Fiction. It's a fun short episode about our favorite time of year.

Mentioned in this episode:
HOGFATHER by Terry Brooks
HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
Love Actually (Movie)
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 36 Story Tension

Story Tension. The backbone of great fiction.

Mentioned in this episode:
New Girl (TV Show)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY by John le Carré
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth E. Wein
THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMMEL (Book Series) by Michael Scott
HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 35 Character Agency

What is Character Agency, and why is it important? That's the topic for this week's episode!

Mentioned:
James Bond (Character created by Ian Fleming)
TIR ET LIR (Play) by Marie Redonnet
I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak
Butter (Movie)
1984 by George Orwell
THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
Tamora Pierce
ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
SPINDLE'S END by Robin McKinley
Penelope (Movie)
SEPTIMUS HEAP (Book Series) by Angie Sage
Dr. Who (TV Show)
CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth E. Wein

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode 34 Interview with Jim Butcher and Writing Communities

This week, it is our pleasure to interview the amazing Jim Butcher, author of THE DRESDEN FILES, CODEX ALERA, and the upcoming CINDER SPIRES. After the interview, the three of us sit down to discuss writing communities.

Mentioned in this episode:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show)
ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER (Book Series) by Laurell K. Hamilton
JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton
Pokemon (TV Show)
Big Trouble in Little China (Movie)
Anton Strout
CINDER SPIRES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher
THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher
CODEX ALERA (Book Series) by Jim Butcher

The Absolute Write Forum
Predators and Editors
SFWA
Write On Con
Mulan (Disney Movie)
DINOTOPIA by James Gurney
SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
RWA
WICKED by Gregory Maguire

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode 33 Fantasy Tropes

This week we dive deeper into tropes, focusing on Fantasy Tropes.

Mentioned in this episode:
tvtropes.com
GAME OF THRONES (Novel) by George R. R. Martin
J. R. R. Tolkein
James Joyce
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C. S. Lewis
THE CODEX ALERA by Jim Butcher
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS by Lemony Snicket
CINDER by Marissa Meyer
CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON (Movie)
Writing Excuses Podcast
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Gregory Maguire
DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
WAITING FOR GODOT (Play) by Samuel Beckett
THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
Terry Brooks
Full Metal Alchemist (TV Show)
SABRIEL by Garth Nix
The Matrix (Movie)
THE KEEPERS Trilogy by Lian Tanner
Sky High (Movie)
THE LOST YEARS OF MERLIN by T. A. Baron
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
Star Trek: Deep Space 9
THE SWORD IN THE STONE (Disney Movie and book by T. H. White)
Pokemon (TV Show)
Robotic (TV Show)
Dragonball Z (TV Show)
THE MAGICIAN by Michael Scott
HARRY POTTER (Series) by J. K. Rowling
Gail Carriger

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode 32 Body Language and Dialogue

A two-topic episode featuring Body Language and Dialogue.

Mentioned:
Dr. Paul Ekman
Lie to Me (TV Show)
WICKED by Gregory Maguire
THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE by Elizabeth Goudge

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Episode 31 Books From Our Childhood

Join us as we walk down memory lane. It's time to talk books from our childhood!

Mentioned in this episode:
WHITE FANG by Jack London
Nancy Drew (Book Series)
Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Book Series)
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne (Book Series)
SABRIEL by Garth Nix (Narrated by Tim Curry)
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J Sobol (Book Series)
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Book Series)
LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton
FROG AND TOAD by Arnold Lobel
INDIAN CAPTIVE by Lois Lenski
THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE by Gail Carson Levine
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis (Book Series)
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (Book Series)
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
G. K. Chesterton
CURIOUS GEORGE (Book Series)
ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS by Neil Gaiman
Pokémon (TV Show)
Disney Princess Book Series
Disney Fairy Book Series
Young Jack Sparrow Book Series
American Girl Book Series
Reading Rainbow (TV Show)
The Land Before Time (Movie)
Berenstain Bears by Stand Berenstain and Jan Berenstain (Book Series)
GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown and Pat Hancock
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE by Laura Numeroff

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Episode 30 Plagiarism

Plagiarism is terrible. There is a current incident that we discuss in this week's episode.

Mentioned:
Rachel Ann Nunes (ranunes.com)
The Absolute Writer Forum
Predators and Editors
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
J. K. Rowling
The James Potter e-book series by G. Norman Lippert
fanfiction.net

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode 29 Conferences and Pitching

This week, we talk about conferences, why to attend them, and proper etiquette for pitching to editors and agents.

Mentioned in this episode:
Angie Hodapp
Aaron Michael Ritchey
Chemistry Club (ChemistryClubMusic.com)
Query Shark (QueryShark.blogspot.com)
Nathan Bransford (Author)
Jim Butcher
Scam School (Video Podcast)
TED Talks

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Episode 28 Book Reviews

This week we review three of our favorite books.

Mentioned in this episode:
THE SYRENA LEGACY (book series) by Anna Banks
SAGA (Graphic Novel) by Brain K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Episode 27 Trunk Novels: Michelle

Last but not least, it's time to talk about Michelle's first book. This week's story gave all of us hours of amusement.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Episode 26 Trunk Novels: Giles

This week, we pick apart Giles' first book. It has its failings, but it's good for a laugh, too. And if you pay close attention, you'll learn something.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Episode 25 Trunk Novels: Emily

This is our first featured trunk novel. This week, we talk about Emily's first novel and dissect it for fun and education.

Mentioned in this episode:
George R. R. Martin
J. R. R. Tolkien

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Episode 24 Interview with Chemistry Club

In this fantastic episode, we interviewed the band, Chemistry Club. Buy their music on iTunes and Bandcamp, and check out their website, www.chemistryclubmusic.com, to get links to their Facebook and Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
I Fight Dragons (Band)
A Very Potter Musical
Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop RPG)
Kirby Krackle (Band)
The Doubleclicks
Stubby Shillelaghs
Brian Hoffman
Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew (Band)
Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer
Chemistry Club
Pandora.com
PAX (Penny Arcade Expo)
MC Frontalot (Rapper)
Megaran (Rapper)
Harry and the Potters
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Band)
Bandcamp.com
GarageBand

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Episode 23 Publishing Industry Insight

With Angie Hodapp and Warren Hammond in the studio, it's a chance to discuss some publishing industry insider information.

Mentioned:
Hilary Clinton
Neil Gaiman
Chuck Wendig
John Scalzi
MacMillan Publishing
Kristin Nelson
Harper Collins

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Episode 22 RMFW 2014 Anthology

Warren Hammond and Angie Hodapp are back to talk about the RMFW 2014 Anthology, Crossing Colfax.

Mentioned in this episode:
Nikki Baird (RMFW Anthology Chair)
RMFW.org
ON WRITING by Stephen King
MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING edited by P.N. Elrod
Duotrope.com
thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com
SFWA.org
Jean C. Stein
S. J. Harper
Harmony Ink Press

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Episode 21 Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Book Planning

In this episode, we talk Sci-Fi, Mystery, and how to plan a novel.

Mentioned:

KOP Series by Warren Hammond
Raymond Chandler
Kurt Vonnegut
Dick Francis
Jason Star
TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION by Stephen King
Scrivener (word processing program)
Jeanne C. Stein
HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD MYSTERY by James Frey
Agatha Christie
Mond (TV Series)
Columbo (TV Series)
David Farland
Mario Acevedo
George R. R. Martin
Joss Whedon
Ellie Ann
J. K. Rowling

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Episode 20 Interview with Warren Hammond and Angie Hodapp Plus Critique Groups

In this episode, we talk with Warren Hammond and Angie Hodapp about the dynamics of being married to another writer. Then we move into a discussion on critique groups.

Mentioned in this episode:

RMFW
Writers of the Future
TOR Books
Warren Hammond's KOP series
Mario Acevedo
Jeanne C. Stein (Author of the Anna Strong Novels)
Aaron Michael Ritchey
Nelson Literary Agency
Max Brooks (And WORLD WAR Z)
Jim Cole
Margie Lawson
Borders (RIP)
Pikes Peak Writers

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Episode 19 World Building and Character Development

Another Mini-Topic episode where we talk about World Building and Character Development.

Mentioned in this episode:

HARRY POTTER by J. K. Rowling
THE SENATOR'S DAUGHTER (Short Story) by Giles Hash
J. R. R. Tolkien
TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer
THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL (Book Series) by Michael Scott
Tamora Pierce
Terry Pratchett
Anne Rice
Orson Scott Card
DUNE by Frank Herbert
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (Book Series) by George R. R. Martin
Terry Brooks
Robert Jordan
Marvel Universe
Loki: Agent of Asgard
Guardians of the Galaxy
WE ARE MONSTERS (Serial Novel) by Michelle Graham
emilykaysinger.com

Characters mentioned:
Frodo Baggins
Tonks and Mystique (Harry Potter and X-Men characters)
Harry Potter
Dr. Who

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Episode 18 Jane Austen and J. R. R. Tolkien

It's a week of two mini-topics! We split up the episode between Jane Austen and J. R. R. Tolkien.

Mentioned in this episode:

EMMA
PERSUASION
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen (Also both the 1940 and BBC adaptations)
Mark Twain
HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
Netflix
Oh, Mr. Darcy (song) by The Doubleclicks

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA (Book Series) by C. S. Lewis
THE HOBBIT
THE SILMARILLION
THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH (Book Series)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
DRACULA by Bram Stoker
Dr. Who

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Episode 17 The Future of Publishing

In this episode we discuss (though never quote from) Michael Levin's opinion piece about the possibility of Barnes and Noble going out of business by the end of 2014. His article can be found here: http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_25685095/guest-commentary-will-barnes-noble-be-gone-by

Mentioned in this episode:

Terry Pratchett
Amazon Kindle
Jim Butcher
Tamora Pierce
Jasper Fforde
Neil Gaiman
Sky High (Movie)
GEEKOMANCY by Michael R. Underwood
Project Gutenberg

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 4th Special

This is our final Denver Comic Con 2014 Special. This week, we bring to you three one-on-one interviews from the con. First up, Emily interviewed Denver Comic Con director, Christina Angel. Next, Michelle sat down with Greg Weisman of Gargoyle fame. And Giles finishes the episode with artist Gareth Hinds.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 3rd Special

Our third episode from Denver Comic Con 2014 features interviews from Jason Henderson and Steven L. Sears.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 2nd Special

In this, our SECOND fabulous episode from Denver Comic Con 2014, we interview Frank Beddor, The Doubleclicks, and Kevin J. Anderson.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 1st Special

In this, our first of FOUR Denver Comic Con Specials, we discuss Giles' and Michelle's first Con experience. Giles also makes a fool of himself in front of Quincy J. Allen. After that, we interview the AMAZING author, Ellie Ann.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 Setting for Sci-Fi and Fantasy

This is the panel for Creating setting in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels.

Panelists:
Betsy Dornbusch
Carrie Vaughn
Ellie Ann
Dave Wolverton/David Farland

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 Importance of Strong Female Characters

This is the panel that Emily moderated about the Importance of Strong Female Characters in Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Panelists:
Amalie Howard
Dave Wolverton/David Farland
Ellie Ann
Betsy Dornbusch
K. M. Rice
Kristi Helvig
Carrie Vaughn

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley - Extracted

On Sunday, we moderated Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley's panel where they talked about writing Extracted, book 1 of The Lost Imperials series.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 Focus on Max Brooks

The author of Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z talks about the movie that shares a title with his book, his new comic series, and the upcoming graphic novel series.

Thanks, again, to Denver Comic Con, Comic Book Classroom, and Max Brooks for letting us moderate.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 Reading Rainbow Mini Event

This is the audio that Denver Comic Con graciously allowed us to record at LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow event in 2014.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Episode 16 Improv

We have another guest, Royce Roeswood from roeswood.com.

Mentioned in this episode:

Destination Imagination
Whose Line Is It Anyway (TV Show)
Bovine Metropolis Theatre
Romeo and Juliet Werewolves and Vampires (Play)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Muppet Treasure Island (Movie)
Northern Exposure (TV Show)
Shakespeare
The Lego Movie
Dr. Who
Makeshift Shakespeare (Improve Troupe)
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
IMPRO by Keith Johnstone

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Episode 15 Adaptations

Today, we ponder adaptations. From movies to books to stage plays. It's a blast!

Mentioned in this episode:

How to Train Your Dragon
Lilo and Stitch
The Last Airbender
The Golden Compass
High Fidelity
Harry Potter
Cyrano de Bergerac
Eragon
The Lord of the Rings
The Hunger Games
Sherlock Holmes
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Princess Bride
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Divergent
The Dresden Files
Ender's Game
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Ella Enchanted
Stardust
A Knight's Tale
Pride and Prejudice (and Zombies)
Sense and Sensibility (and Sea Monsters)
Warm Bodies
Scott Pilgrim
The Parasol Protectorate
Code Name Verity
The Scorpio Races
Dealing with Dragons
The Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse
Dragonheart
Thursday Next
Dr. Who
Love Actually
Marvel Films and Comics
Wheel of Time
Shrek
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Polar Express
50 Shades of Gray
Twilight
Frozen
Tangled
Sandman
Secret of Kells
Kiera Knightly
Natalie Portman
Forrest Gump
Ray Charles

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Episode 14 Archetypes

This week we talk about Archetypes.

Mentioned in this episode:

THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES by Joseph Campbell
Carl Jung
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien
THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER (Book Series) by Stephen R. Donaldson
Firefly (TV Show)
Dexter (TV Show)
THE ODYSSEY by Homer
The Star Wars Trilogy (Original Movie Series)
Superman (Movie and Comic Book Series)
HARRY POTTER (Book Series) by J. K. Rowling
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST by Ken Kesey
THE CIRCLE OF MAGIC (Book Series) by Tamora Pierce
Plato
HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD NOVEL and other books by James N Frey
NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro
TAROT FOR WRITERS by Corrine Kenner
The Holiday (Movie)
Frasier (TV Show)
MegaMind (Movie)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
Inception (Movie)
THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
The Matrix (Movie)
Dr. Who (TV Show)
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
The Labyrinth (Movie)
Pinky and the Brain (TV Show)
THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Episode 13 Self Editing

We discussed some methods and the importance of Self Editing this week.

Mentioned in this episode:

WRITING MAGIC by Gail Carson Levine
Steinbeck
Tolstoy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Episode 12 POV and Tense

We're talking about POV and Tense.

Mentioned in this episode:

Star Trek (Sci-Fi Franchise): Kobayashi Maru
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
SPLINTERED by A. G. Howard
BEKA COOPER (Book Series) by Tamora Pierce
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline (Narrated by Will Wheaton)
THE DRESDEN FILES (Book Series) by Jim Butcher
NEVER LET ME GO by Kazuo Ishiguro
SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George R. R. Martin
THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien
THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE (Book Series) by Gail Carriger
Charles Dickens
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
DRACULA by Bram Stoker
TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer
ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
That 70s Show (TV Show)
DUNE by Frank Herbert
Writing Excuses Podcast with Brandon Sanderson et al
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
SANDMAN (Comics) by Neil Gaiman
SCOUNDRELS by Timothy Zahn
ROBOTECH (Books and TV Show)
GUNDAM (Anime)
LORD OF THE CLANS by Christie Golden
DR. WHO (Novels)
John Steinbeck
DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
H. G. Wells
CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Episode 11 Write What You Know

Write What You Know. The old adage. It's what we discuss this week.

Mentioned in this episode:

Loki: Ragnarok And Roll
Dr. Who
Castle (TV Show)
Brandon Sanderson
Carl Jung
Boom Studios
R. A. Salvatore
T.L. McCallan
Jim Butcher
Myers Briggs
THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES by Anne Rice
Bram Stoker
J. K. Rowling
TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer
Joseph Campbell
William Shakespeare
Jane Austen
Diana Gabaldon
J. R. R. Tolkien
C. S. Lewis
Clarkesworld Magazine
Jason Heller
Dead Poets Society (Movie)
CIRCLE OF MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
PAY IT FORWARD by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Matrix (Movie)
Star Wars (Movie)
Forest Gump (Movie)
Star Trek (TV Show)
Dexter (TV Show)
Sherlock (BBC Modern Retelling)
BLINDNESS by José Saramago
Torchwood (TV Show)
DREADPENNY TALES Edited by Quincy J. Allen
Danielle Steele
Debbie Macomber
DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
Aladdin (Movie)
Being There (Movie)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Episode 10 Short Stories VS Long Fiction

Short Stories and Long Fiction both have their merits. In this episode, we discuss both, but with a focus on Shorts.

Mentioned in this episode:

TO BUILD A FIRE by Jack London
Edgar Allen Poe
J. R. R. Tolkien
Mark Twain
VAMPIRE TAROT by Neil Gaiman
NIGHT SHIFT (collection) by Stephen King
Frank DuPont
Dr. Who
X-Men
Ian T. Healy
CABBAGES AND KINGS by O. Henry
The Sixth Sense (Movie)
Joyce Carol Oates
YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Show)
West Side Story
Comic Book Classroom
Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Alfred Noyes
THE VELDT by Ray Bradbury
M Night Shyamalan
Fictionvale Magazine
RMFW Anthology
ARABY by James Joyce
Veronica Roland
DailyScienceFiction.com
SFWA
Tom Clancy
Lorena McKennitt

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Episode 9 Comedy

Laughter makes the world go HA!

In this episode, we discussed humor and the following:

Jim Butcher
Joss Whedon
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Loki: Agents of Asgard
Star Wars
Monty Python's Bookshop Sketch
Will Ferrel
Unexpected Shakespeare
THE ROAD TO MARS by Eric Idle
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman
Jasper Fforde
Sweeney Todd
Seth MacFarlan
Molière
Bugs Bunny
Vince Vaughn
Jane Austen
TEMPING FATE by Esther M. Friesner
Dead Like Me (TV Show)
Warcraft 2 (Video Game)
GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
Sylvia Plath
The Avengers (Movie)
LAMB by Christopher Moore
Dr. Who
Waiting for Godot
Shrek
Finding Nemo (Movie)
Quest for Camelot (Movie)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 8 Fan Art

We discuss fan art.

Mentioned in this episode:

tortallcomicsproject.deviantart.com
D&D
World of Warcraft
Robotech
Star Trek
Star Wars
Dr. Who
R.A. Salvatore
The Doubleclicks
Kirby Krackle
M.C. Frontalot
PAX
Harry and the Potters
Draco and the Malfoys
Turn Left
Chameleon Circuit
A Very Potter Musical
Tolkien
The Dresden Files RPG
@harriedwizard and @mollycarpenter
@watsonjw and @sherlocksh
Nancy Drew
Roommates on DeviantArt
Tamora Pierce
Tomorrow Girl
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Supernatural
Firefly
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Etsy.com
ThinkGeek.com
Denver Comic Con
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Kid Loki
Starfest
Opusfest
Circle of Magic
Thor
Invader Zim
GURPS
Munchkin
Small World
Evil Hat-FATE
Serenity RPG

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Episode 7 Tropes

We FINALLY got around to Tropes!

Discussed:
tvtropes.org
KUNG FU PANDA from Deamworks
HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling
SUPERMAN 2
LOKI, AGENT OF ASGARD from Marvel Comics
DR. WHO
Jim Butcher
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
writingexcuses.com
STAR TREK
FIREFLY
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Episode 6 Interview With Aaron Michael Ritchey

Aaron Michael Ritchey joins us to talk about his new book LONG LIVE THE SUICIDE KING.

Mentioned in this episode:

STORY by Robert McKee
Deb Courtney from Courtney Literary
Kirkus Review
Harold and Maude
Crescent Moon Press
Stephen King
RMFW Colorado Gold Contest
Stephen King
King of the Hill
ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
THE NEVER PRAYER by Aaron Michael Ritchey
30 Seconds to Mars
Winter's Bone
Letters to Juilet
Blade Runner
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer
Ange,l Buffy, and Firefly of Joss Whedon fame
Tamora Pierce
Dallas Buyers Club
National Treasure
THE DaVINCI CODE by Dan Brown
Paul Lell
Breaking Bad
"Cross the Ocean" by Bora Yoon
AaronMRitchey.com

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 5 Writing Processes

This week, we discuss our writing processes.

Mentioned during the podcast:
CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell
RMFW.org
Terry Wright's Synopsis Guidelines at http://www.rmfw.org/download/contest_info/Synopsis.pdf
Giles Hash's outlining technique at http://gilesth.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-write-outline.html
HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD MYSTERY by James N. Frey
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins
Shakespeare
J.R.R. Tolkien
ERAGON by Christopher Paolini
HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling
Tamara Pierce
LOST YEARS OF MERLIN and THE GREAT TREE OF AVALON series by T.A. Barron

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 4 Bunny Trails 1

In this episode, we go on bunny trails.

Discussed in this episode:

The SERENITY RPG by Margaret Weis Productions (margaretweis.com)
The DRESDEN FILES RPG by Evil Hat Productions (evilhat.com)
little-details.livejournal.com
ENSIGN SUE MUST DIE by Clare Moseley and Kevin Bolk
GREEN LANTERN (DC Comics)
Carol Berg (Fantasy Author and RMFW Presenter)
RMFW.org
Lydia Kang at lydiakang.blogspot.com
SHREK (the first movie from Dreamworks)
SHERLOCK (the BBC production. Found on PBS, Netflix, or HULU in the US)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 3 Shakespeare

Episode 3 Shakespeare

Liner Notes:

In this episode we geek out about The Bard Himself! William Shakespeare.

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
HAMLET (the play, the movies staring Kenneth Branaugh or Mel Gibson)
TEMPEST
"Wishbone" from PBS (Great Show!)
"Dr. Who" from BBC
"Shakespeare Retold" from BBC
MACBETH
TAMING OF THE SHREW
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Hans Christian Andersen
ROMEO AND JULIET
JULIUS CAESAR (Read from Act I Scene I)
WARM BODIES (book) by Isaac Marion
Joss Whedon (the man!)
"10 Things I Hate About You" (film adaptation of TAMING OF THE SHREW)
OTHELLO
Sir Patrick Stewart (The Big Man!)
THE BIBLE
Flogging Molly (band)
Netflix (check out many films we mention on their site!)
"She's The Man" (film adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT)
"Much Ado About Nothing" (Branaugh & Whedon versions)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 2 Comics

Episode 2 Comics

This Week's Liner Notes:

In this episode, we talk about art in comics. Here are a few of the comics we mentioned during our discussion.

Ctrl+Alt+Del Comic http://www.cad-comic.com
Penny Arcade http://penny-arcade.com
V FOR VENDETTA by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
MOUSEGUARD by David Petersen
AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
FEAR ITSELF Avengers Arc
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman
THE AVENGERS
THISTIL MISTIL KISTIL by Sarah Schanze
WEREGEEK http://weregeek.com
The Doubleclicks "Nothing to Prove" (song)
CASTLE (TV show on ABC)
THE DRESDEN FILES (Series) by Jim Butcher
TWILIGHT (The Manga Adaptation) by Stephanie Meyer
Shakespeare Comics http://shakespearecomics.com
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
Drizzt Books (Forgotten Realms Series) by R.A. Salvatore
REDWALL (and series) by Brian Jacques
DINOTOPIA by James Gurney
MAUS by Art Spiegelman
WATCHMEN by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins
SCOTT PILGRIM by Bryan Lee O'Malley
JL8 Comic http://jl8comic.tumblr.com
Exocomics http://exocomics.com
PEANUTS by Charles Schultz
BLOODY JACK by L.A. Meyer

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Episode 1 Literature in the Classroom

We discuss some of the wonderful ways literature can be used in the classroom.

Mentioned in this episode:
CALL IT COURAGE by Armstrong Sperry
THE METAMORPHOSIS by Kafka
THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan (http://www.rickriordan.com)
THE DRESDEN FILES (series) by Jim Butcher
TOM SAWYER and HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe
FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
MARIE ANTOINETTE, SERIAL KILLER by Katie Alender
JOHNNY TREMAIN by Esther Forbes
MAUS by Art Spiegelman
DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY and THUNDERSTRUCK by Erik Larson
PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White
THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH by Neil Gaiman
THE WALLOPING WINDOW-BLIND by Charles Edward Carryl