When you’re world building for a story or novel, you need to figure out how magic works. The coffee shop writers chat about how to build something coherent, something that makes sense, and the pondering of magic that doesn’t get in the way of a story. Or how magic can become a story. And how red coffee is the best coffee. … Continue…Episode 36 – Systemic Magic
With special guest L. Douglas Garrett. Doug writes novels about the life of an operative in various parts of the world. From dirt, tribal loyalties, and the importance of family, he describes bringing real life experience as an operative to create realism in his thrillers. … Continue…Episode 34 – Knife Fight to the Death, baby!
In which we talk about the motivational power of the deadline, and missing them, and what to do instead of making a deadline. How do they affect the creative process? … Continue…Episode 32 – Deadlines Go Woosh!
Yes, indeed friends, welcome to Season 2. This is episode Triple-X, and it would be wrong not to honor that numeral designation with a talk about sex. There’s an ocean of possible targets here, so we’ve narrowed our focus how we and some of our favorite authors use sex to advance plot. … Continue…Episode 30 – Not Safe For Work
Jeannie and Dave invite Doug Garrett and Ray Greer into the coffeehouse to talk about how they started writing for games, writing a first novel, process, and the general crossovers of game writing to mysteries and more … Continue…Episode Seventeen – From Gaming Beginnings
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