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New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

We talk “12 Monkeys” the series and how it stacks up against the Terry Gilliam film. We also discuss the film “Forsaken” where father and son Sutherland show us that the old west is still pretty cool. And Roger makes a case for Kiefer running for president. You can find the episode here.

New Podcast Up: “Logan in the Wasteland”

In this podcast episode, Richard and I discuss the film Logan starring Hugh Jackman.  We specifically talk about the black and white version that was released with some blu-ray copies.  Above all, what made the film work from a writer’s standpoint and what can writers learn from it?  We also discuss the dollar rental of the … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: A Single Groot

What made “Guardians 2” such a good film? Characters! We discuss the character driven story and specifically what Guardians 2 got right. What made Guardians 2 work from a writer’s perspective?  We also mourn the passing of Chris Cornell by talking about the film “Singles”, a 90’s film that defined the grunge era and cameoed … Continue reading

The Lost Soul and Characterization

The Lost Soul and Characterization

I spent a wonderful afternoon yesterday hashing out the details of the latest Five Rims installment with my good friend and collaborator Jack Johnson.  If you don’t have a writing group from which you can bounce ideas around, you need to at least get a good friend who is also a writer or at least an … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Everybody Was Kung Fu Farming

Richard Kutz and I absolutely love AMC’s Into the Badlands.  If you aren’t watching it right now, you should.  The writing is excellent, the world building is amazing and who doesn’t love farmers who know kung fu?  We also discuss a little known film that is close to our heart entitled Hunter/Prey.  The writing in this film … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why I Wound My Characters

3 Reasons Why I Wound My Characters

I’m currently working on the third book in a space opera trilogy. One thing I learned early on is that characters must be believable and that readers must have a stake in them if you are going to get very far. …Especially if you plan to write a multi-part book series with them…. One trick … Continue reading