Storybeater

Welcome back to Storybeater, a new podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

On this show we discuss plot, tropes and character in the 1959 novel Goldfinger by Ian Fleming and the 1964 movie adaptation directed by Guy Hamilton. We also talk about discovery writing versus plotting. What are the different advantages and challenges to plotting a story in advance or writing on the fly?

We close the show by talking about what we're reading. Anthony talks about the first issue of Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron and Jason LaTour, published by Image; and Andrew offers a post-mortem on the first season of Agents of SHIELD, the ABC show headed by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. 

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

 

Find Andrew at Comics Alliance or Serious Eats, or on Twitter: @wheeler. Listen to Andrew's audio adventure serial Valentin & The Widow at his website: andrewwheeler.co.uk.

Direct download: storybeater-ep4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Welcome back to Storybeater, a new podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

On this third show we discuss the use of noir tropes in the comic series Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips; and we talk about worldbuilding. When is it necessary, and what does it involve?

We close the show by talking about what we're reading. Anthony talks about Brother Lono by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and Andrew talks about the writing on the CBS show The Good Wife, by Robert and Michelle King. 

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

Find Andrew at Comics Alliance or Serious Eats, or on Twitter: @wheeler. Listen to Andrew's audio adventure serial Valentin & The Widow at his website: andrewwheeler.co.uk.

Direct download: storybeater-ep3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Welcome back to Storybeater, a new podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

On this second show we discuss the storytelling and worldbuilding challenges of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and we unpack the old adage, "write what you know". Is it useful advice?

We close the show by talking about what we're reading. Anthony talks about The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez, and Andrew talks about Superior Spider-Man by Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, et al.

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

Find Andrew at Comics Alliance or Serious Eats, or on Twitter: @wheeler.

Listen to Andrew's audio adventure serial Valentin & The Widow at Andrew's website, andrewwheeler.co.uk.

Direct download: storybeater-ep2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Welcome to Storybeater, a new podcast for writers, hosted by Anthony Falcone and Andrew Wheeler.

On this first show we outline the format of Storybeater and introduce the hosts, and we talk about two crucial pieces of advice for aspiring writers: read every day, and write every day.

Finally we close the show by talking about what we're reading. Anthony talks about 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai. Andrew talkes about Divergent, by Veronica Roth.

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

Find Andrew at Comics Alliance or Serious Eats, or on Twitter: @wheeler.

Listen to Andrew's audio adventure serial Valentin & The Widow at his website, andrewwheeler.co.uk.

Direct download: storybeater-ep1-falcone-wheeler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT