On this episode of Storybeater, Anthony and Andrew dig deep into the horror classic Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and how the text has been adapted and how the vampire myth has been interpreted.

The conversation then turns to the subject of horror writing. How do you scare an audience, and what are some of our favourite scary stories?

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On this episode of Storybeater, Anthony and Andrew talk about Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's All-Star Superman, one of the seminal comic works of the past ten years and a profound deconstruction of one of fiction's most iconic characters.

They also talk about writing prose action scenes. What does a good action scene tell us about character, which genres excel at action, and what can we learn from the world of wrestling? 

In 'What I'm Writing', Anthony has an update on his editing progress and Andrew returns to a favourite project. In 'What I'm Reading', Andrew recommends the podcast 'No Such Thing As A Fish', and Anthony delves into the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.

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