Stephen Wise is a screenwriter and creative services producer for a TV station. He co-wrote a Batman screenplay that got turned into an audio drama, and describes the adventures of dealing with big studios as well as offering screenwriting and characterization tips. His screenplays have won numerous awards or been finalists, semifinalists, quarterfinalists, etc. at film festivals. … Continue…Episode 152 – Wise Screenwriting with Stephen Wise
Meet the talented Brenda Clough, who has been putting a new book out nearly every month in 2021! Brenda is an inspiration of constant writing, publishing, and working with Book View Cafe. Her latest work is historical thriller, with a hint of fantasy as the series progresses. … Continue…Episode 120 – Interview with Brenda Clough
There are writers who can take one genre and then turn it into multiple genres before they’re done – and you can’t put the books down. We sat down one of our favorites who gets away with it all the time. Charles Stross, unrepentant Pantser, as he labels himself, tells us all about his books, his inspirations, his process, and his latest projects. … Continue…Episode 86 – Charlie Stross, Harbinger of Our Times
Richard Kadrey has been a successful novelist, written for comic books, scripts, and journalistic articles about art, culture, and technology. He creates music under the name Seven Blood-Stained Orchids. We caught up with him to find out the latest gossip on his Sandman Slim series, as there’s rumors of a movie in the offing. … Continue…Episode 84 – Interview with Richard Kadrey
Here we are, all safely quarantined. How do we stay focused on our creativity? How do we keep creating art? Can we use these current events as inspiration for characters, for scenarios, for plot points? I think we can. Have a cup of coffee with John and Jeannie as they chat on the topic of creativity in a stifling, stressful environment. … Continue…Episode 39 – Podcasting in the Time of Cholera
Television, Movies, episodic podcasts; in storytelling there’s a definite trend for watching or following a series of stories with an over-arching theme or plot presented in episodes. … Continue…Episode 27 – Storytelling by Episodes
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