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.


Find Anthony online at Comic Book Daily or on Twitter: @afalconewriter.

Direct download: storybeater-ep5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST