Sun, 29 June 2014
Welcome back to Storybeater, the pop culture writing podcast, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.
On this show we talk about the HBO television series Game of Thrones and its subversion of the heroic arc, and we discuss procrastination -- how does it manifest, and what can we do about it?
We close the show by talking about what we're reading. Andrew talks about bland fight scenes, Anthony talks about Fatale by Brubaker and Phillips, and they also dicuss a recent Slate article decrying people who read young adult fiction!
Sun, 15 June 2014
Welcome back to Storybeater, a podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.
CINEMATIC INFLUENCES SPECIAL!
In this special episode Anthony and Andrew discuss some of their major storytelling influences from the world of cinema. In the course of the hour-long conversation they discuss Ray Harryhausen, Star Wars, The Godfather, movie musicals, Alfred Hitchcock, and much more! It's writing advice direct from the silver screen -- from some of the greatest storytellers the medium has to offer!
As ever, Anthony and Andrew also open the show by discussing what they're writing -- and close by talking about what they're reading. This week they talk about the affecting narrative of Left Behind, a DLC episode of the video game The Last of Us; and finding humanity in the characters of the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black. You can read Andrew's essay on the uncharacteristic faulire of OITNB character Larry over at his Tumblr page.
Sun, 1 June 2014
Welcome back to Storybeater, a new podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.
On this show we talk about the art of adaptation through the example of three recent movies based on sprawling franchises; Godzilla, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. How successfully do these movies explore and repackage the core themes of their characters?
We also talk about finding your characters' voices. Is it a process of organic discovery, or are there tricks and tips that you can explore?
We close the show by talking about what we're reading. Andrew talks about entry-level research reading through kids' books and populist writing, and Anthony talks about Dan Slott and Ramon Perez's Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl.