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Best Am Writing Fantasy podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Am Writing Fantasy podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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In today's publishing landscape, you can reach fans all over the world. Query letters are a thing of the past. You don't even need a literary agent. There is nothing standing in the way of making a living from writing. Join the two bestselling fantasy authors, Autumn and Jesper, every Monday, as they explore the writing craft, provides tips on publishing, and insights on how to market your books.
 
Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!
 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlie ...
 
Reality becomes fantasy, or is that imagination turns into real life experience? I am fascinated by how frequently the line between reality and fantasy is crossed in my writing practice. Writing romance novels and podcasting is an astonishing way to play with something from real life and turning into something fun, playful and perhaps a bit twisted. How amusing it is to be able to take an idea and turn it into something real like a living character. My characters all experience real life joy ...
 
"The Birth of Propaganda" is poetic adaptation of the essay "Propaganda in a Democratic Society," by Aldous Huxley, which expresses his warnings about the manipulation of language by totalitarian governments and corporations. The original essay is interpreted as a poem, written and voiced by Jabez L. Van Cleef. From a review on Garageband.com by Nicolas Walls: "Well spoken... this is a piece that sounds like it was written in a different time. The voice is clear and punctuated very well. It ...
 
The Daniel Mignault Show Welcome to The Daniel Mignault show with your host Daniel Mignault. This Podcast is the new raw no secrets held back show on everything and anything with brands, authors, artists, actors, investors, clients, speakers, social media influencers and so much more! Every Thursday Night with nothing held back. About the Host: Daniel Mignault: Texas native Daniel Mignault is the CEO of DM Productions and a social media marketing expert. He is an influencer with over 100k fo ...
 
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It seems like some authors pull from a bottomless well of story ideas and others, well, it is a shallow and finicky spring. How do some authors generate so many ideas they woefully declare they'll never write them all? Jesper and Autumn dive into ways of generating story ideas in this episode full of tips, practical advice, and even a few really go…
 
Barry Jenkins, fresh off the success of Moonlight, adapted James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” into an evocative, gorgeous, and emotionally raw film. Black Love takes center stage as Tish and Fonny struggle to live in a society that is trying to crush them. In episode 143, Luke & James discuss filmmaking techniques, behind the scenes insig…
 
Go here to wishlist or purchase BlazeSky on Steam Games : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1208980/BlazeSky/ Gameplay Cinematics: Opening Cinematic: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OsnEpirn3_M Trailer #2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DcZr2smzjsU Will Iverson introduces BlazeSky: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQqRXwiRYQ Double Robot: https://doubl…
 
James Baldwin puts Black love front and center in a romance set in Harlem and struggling to persist against systematic oppression, false accusations, and personal tragedy. In episode 142, join Luke & James as they educate themselves with a story written over 45 years ago, yet seems somehow ripped from the headlines of today. Topics include: Love as…
 
Go here to wishlist or purchase BlazeSky on Steam Games : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1208980/BlazeSky/ Gameplay Cinematics: Opening Cinematic: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OsnEpirn3_M Trailer #2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DcZr2smzjsU Will Iverson introduces BlazeSky: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQqRXwiRYQ Other References: Double Ro…
 
A bestselling author, and professional editor, joins the Am Writing Fantasy podcast to give you advice on how to edit your first draft. What do you need to pay attention to? What are some of the common errors writers make over and over again. Kristina Stanley, the CEO of Fictionary, share lots and lots of information in episode 79. Learn about Fict…
 
Look at me. Barry Sonnenfeld managed to adapt Elmore Leonard’s novel “Get Shorty” into a fun gangster crime-thriller comedy that’s also a satire of the entire film industry. John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Delroy Lindo, Danny Devito, and James Gandolfini shine as they are caught up in Chili Palmer’s orbit. In episode 141, Luke & James take…
 
A STIR OF ECHOES, writing by Richard Matheson, starring Kevin Bacon: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164181/ Anne Rice’s FB post about Richard Matheson: https://www.facebook.com/annericefanpage/posts/rip-richard-matheson-this-great-author-had-a-profound-influence-on-me-more-profo/10151750430450452/ LA Times article about Matheson: https://www.latimes…
 
What really is a "writer?" Jesper and Autumn run the gamut in this episode to break down the myth, history, and perception of what being a writer really means. Throw in some great quotes from famous authors, and you have a fun mix that will get you pondering what you call yourself ... and why it is - or isn't - a big deal in the first place! It's t…
 
The “Dickens of Detroit,” Elmore Leonard, crafts an ambitious crime story about a fish-out-of-water gangster that plays with metafiction and postmodernism. In episode 140, join Luke & James as they follow Chili Palmer’s adventures in Hollywood trying to get involved in the movie business. Topics: the Tarantino feels, the power of a calm badass, the…
 
Articles about the book I AM LEGEND: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(novel) Richard Matheson—Storyteller: We Are Legend A movie clip from Vincent Price and Matheson’s movie, The Last Man on Earth: https://youtu.be/FG9phILLiQ0 An HD Trailer for Omega man (1971), starring Charlton Heston and Rosalind Cash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N…
 
Every story needs a villain. Someone to oppose the protagonist. However, there are some traits that will make the antagonist memorable and feel like a real person, with true motives. In episode 77 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper explore how to create the best villain for a novel. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SU…
 
Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” was adapted by Paul Verhoeven in 1990 into a full-tilt Arnold Schwarzenegger flick filled with so much social satire and action-movie camp that it was bursting at the seams (just like the characters!). Join Luke & James in episode 139 as they explore the short story that started it…
 
Definition of Novum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novum Articles about the book I AM LEGEND: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(novel) Richard Matheson—Storyteller: We Are Legend I AM LEGEND, Will Smith movie: plot description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(film) mainstream ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7LsxKkh0zg a…
 
What traits make a great hero? One that will linger in your reader's minds and hearts far after they close the book? Well, get ready for a raucous discussion that breaks down into a bit of a competition between Autumn and Jesper as they debate and compare what characteristics they think goes into the making of a memorable hero! The 5 Day Writing Ch…
 
Definition of Novum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novum Articles about I AM LEGEND the book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(novel) Richard Matheson—Storyteller: We Are Legend I AM LEGEND, Will Smith movie: plot description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(film) mainstream ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7LsxKkh0zg a…
 
You've heard mention of author brands, but what is it and how do you create one? In episode 75 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper explain how important an author brand is. They also cover how, if you don't create one yourself, others will end up branding you anyway. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRIT…
 
Widely considered one of the best films of all time, winner of all five major academy awards, and chosen for preservation in the National Film Registry, Miloš Forman’s ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST is a masterpiece by most standards, but how does it compare to Ken Kesey’s novel it was based on? In episode 138, Luke and James weigh-in early on whi…
 
How do you solve a murdur in the city of the dead. Here is Parvus Press’s website: https://parvuspress.com NECROPOLIS PD enter this world in necropolis pd by Nathan Sumsion https://parvuspress.com/npd/ Jacob Green is the only living person trapped in a city where everyone is already dead; a city concealed from the modern world, made up of forgotten…
 
Have you thought about writing in a different genre and weighed the option of using a pen name or no? Get the tips to decide if your current author platform will encompass something new or if, and how, you should start a new author platform under a pen name with guest host author Kirsten Oliphant! Check out Kirsten's other great tips and wonderful …
 
The Magic Trip comes to an end with the second half of Ken Kesey’s novel, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST—but how the experience hold up? In episode 137, Luke & James unpack the messages behind the novel that went on to inspire a classic film. Topics include: Ken Kesey’s writing career after his famous escapades, what makes the book postmodern, equ…
 
Here is Parvus Press’s website: https://parvuspress.com Here is IF THIS GOES ON: https://parvuspress.com/itgo/ IF THIS GOES ON, edited by Kat Rambo http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/and cover art by Bernard Lee http://www.bernardleeart.com, contains stories from the following authors: 1 Green Glass: A Love Story by E. Lily Yu 2 Twelve Histories Scraw…
 
The beginning of a novel - especially the first chapter - is what will decide if the reader goes on to read more or ditches the story right then and there. The ability to write a first chapter that hooks the reader is massively important. But how do you accomplish such a feat? In episode 73 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper share…
 
Ken Kesey is an author with a far-reaching legacy, but it all began with the publication and immediate success of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. In episode 136, Luke & James take a psychedelic trip on a school bus across time as they explore Ken Kesey’s effect on the counterculture movement of the 1960s in America before discussing the first half…
 
Maybe we should have made this two episodes because it is a doozy! Jesper and Autumn cover a ton of tips and steps to launch your book, starting from 12 weeks out from your book release until 5 weeks after. After? Yes! Discover why there are actually steps to your book launch strategy that take place AFTER the actual release! Check out Publisher Ro…
 
Richard Matheson’s original post-apocalyptic tale I AM LEGEND laid the foundation for the zombie fiction of today in a book that some regard as the “first modern horror novel.” But how does Frances Lawrence’s film adaptation hold up by comparison? In episode 135, things get a little too real as Luke & James discuss fictional pandemics while living …
 
Killing characters in a novel is fine, but there is a right way to go about it. In Episode 71 of The Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper draw their swords and magical wands to discuss how to handle the killing of a fictional character. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fell…
 
Author Caitlin Starling joins to discuss "The Silence of the Lambs" and cast her vote for which was better: the film directed by Jonathan Demme or Thomas Harris’s novel. In episode 134, Luke, James, and Caitlin discuss one of history’s most notable horror films and the introduction of the iconic Dr. Hannibal Lector as portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopki…
 
How do productive authors stay on track, even during a crisis (like, um, a global pandemic)? Goals are one tool you can use and in this episode, Autumn talks to author H. B. Lyne about how to set writing goals that are SMART (and what that actually means). Plus, expect discussions on why you might want to re-cover your books, the importance of ment…
 
Thomas Harris introduced readers to Dr. Hannibal Lecter in his novel RED DRAGON, but the world at large met one of cinema’s greatest killers with the release of "The Silence of the Lambs" by Jonathan Demme. Join Luke & James in episode 133 as they go back to the source for the iconic movie and see what horrors are lurking in its pages. Topics: Dinn…
 
Author Dan Simmons https://www.dansimmons.com/books/new_books.htm Author NK Jemisin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._K._Jemisin Madeline Miller http://madelinemiller.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_Miller Gregory Maguire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Maguire Jasper Fforde http://www.jasperfforde.com/index2.html…
 
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