We have guest lecturer and playwright Carol Wolf with us, teaching the most important elements in creating a play: Creating tension, 3D characters, and writing for a confined visual space. … Continue…Episode Fifteen – The Plays the Thing
Liz (Squishy) Houchin wrote in via the Writers Drinking Coffee FB page asking about muses. John and Jeannie sound off on the topic of muses they’ve seduced and left sated in their wake. … Continue…Episode Fourteen – Those Tricksy Muses
In which one of our co-hosts and his wife go off to Ireland and all they brought me is this… oh hey! Jamesons! Here’s your reading list, according to who drank with Chaz and Karen. … Continue…Episode Thirteen – World Con Dublin Recap
How do you end up the editor in chief for a major online Zine? You volunteer, of course. David Speakman joins Jeannie and Dave (Web Spider) to talk about his writing career progression, Tightbeam Magazine, and more. … Continue…Episode Twelve – Online Zines and Game Writing
We invited a Millennial to come chat on the show to talk about where her peers tend to find content to read, what they like, and how they find more. Alice came and schooled us all on how she and her friends find things to read … Continue…Episode Ten – Instagram, Tumblr and SnapChat – Oh My!
Do you write short stories? Our writers (and guest lawyer) discuss the difference between an Anthology and a Collection. Also for new writers – how do you know you’re being successful? How do you measure progress?
Special guests return – Karen Brenchley and Judith Szepesi … Continue…Episode Nine – Anthologies, Collections, and KPIs
Special guest Karen Brenchley joins the coffee club to talk about writing groups. What is a writing group, and how do you organize it? What goals can you accomplish? What are official ones versus what can
you do locally for free? … Continue…Episode Eight – Writer Groups & Editing
Heroes, sidekicks, villains, henchmen – our coffee committee review our favorites and describe why. Can an ensemble point of view work? Who did good ensemble/different character episodes and stories? … Continue…Episode Seven – Our Favorite Characters
Today we invited in an intellectual privacy lawyer to talk to everyone about copyright, privacy, trademarks, and how to avoid treading on the rules and laws about them. What is fair use argument? How does parody fit in? Is Fan Fic legal? … Continue…Episode Six – Is your story, strictly speaking, legal?