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New Podcast Up: Sensitive Suicide Squad


In this episode we discuss two children’s books: “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” by Ramin Ganeshram and “A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, For Families, One Delicious Treat” by Emily Jenkins. One of these books was banned recently and pulled from Scholastic’s list of books while the other was hailed as an achievement in children’s … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Even More Peril


Word Count: 7,567 Today was a good writing day indeed.  One thing that I think I’m pretty good at is putting my hero in so much peril it makes the reader sick trying to figure out how the poor guy (or gal) will get out of it. My hero was (at the start of where … Continue reading

Describing Facial Expressions

Describing Facial Expressions


One of the most difficult problems plaguing writers is how to describe facial expressions.  The problem arises if the writer does not describe facial expressions at all or if they provide cliche or overused descriptions when writing a narrative. The solution is easier than you might expect. The solution to this is two-fold: Descriptions must … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Not So Fantastic Four

New Podcast Up: Not So Fantastic Four


Well, we saw it…and it wasn’t HORRIBLE…we guess. Ryan and I discuss the new Fantasic Four film and what writers can learn from it. There are many lessons in this podcast from characterization to plot development to sustaining a threatening villain. Fantastic Four had none of these and we break it down for you from … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Antman’s Shrinking Plot

New Podcast Up: Antman’s Shrinking Plot


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 lively … Continue reading