Podcasts – by Date

 

SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #35 w/Marqui Jackson

We talk to television writer, Marqui Jackson about  the Disney TV Writer’s Fellowship, working in a writer’s room, pitching TV episode ideas and more.  recorded (10/10/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #34 w/ JT Krul

We talk to JT Krul about the differences in working for a large vs. smaller comic book publisher, writing distractions and the process of writing a prose novel vs. comic book scripts.   (recorded 10/1/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #33 w/ Sheri Fink

We talk to Sheri Fink about why she decided to self-publish, the process of self-publishing a children’s book, collaborating with an illustrator, the importance of word-of-mouth marketing, and what qualities make up a good children’s book character.  (recorded 10/3/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #32 w/ Laura Harrington

We talk to Laura Harrington about transforming a musical into a novel – and then transforming that novel back into a musical, the difference between writing for the theater and writing novels, that gray area between adult and YA books, writing about subjects that are close to home, and the importance of self-promotion.  (recorded 9/25/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #31 w/Matt Hawkins

We talk to Top Cow President and writer of Think Tank and Cyberforce, Matt Hawkins about ways to break into comic book industry as a writer, using science and technology in stories and the Top Cow Talent Hunt.   (recorded 9/25/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #30 w/Larry Dean Harris

We talk with playwright and Los Angeles Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild, Larry Dean Harris, about starting his own company, Playwrights 6, producing his own work, writing monologues versus dialogue, how stepping away from your writing can sometimes help you to see it more clearly, and what the Dramatists Guild is all about. Listen to the entire interview below. (Recorded 9/20/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #29 w/Barbara Hammond

We talk to Barbara Hammond about the differences between writing for the stage and writing for the screen, how acting and directing have changed the way she approaches writing, and her experience of following her single character play through to becoming a trilogy. Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 8/9/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #28 w/Nancy Mullane

We talk to Nancy Mullane about how she came to know five prison inmates, the intricacies of researching within the prison system, how she organized four years of research into a manuscript, the role her publishing house Public Affairs played in submitting her book for the Pulitzer Prize, and how she landed her first agent and publisher.  (recorded 8/7/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #27 w/Leonard Goldberg

We talk to Leonard Goldberg about the combination of medicine and politics in his latest book Patient One, how his medical career influences his writing, penning a series versus a stand-alone novel, balancing his medical and writing careers, transitioning between writing for the medical field and writing for a mass audience, and the importance of three-star reviews.  (recorded 8/4/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #26 w/Margaret Dilloway

We talk to Margaret Dilloway about researching in two different fields for her newest book, writing about subjects with a personal slant, how newspaper writing helped her fiction, how she landed her first agent, and why she likes to participate in book clubs.  (recorded 7/27/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #25 w/Brian Freeman

We talk to Brian Freeman about how the genre of psychological suspense differs from those of mystery and crime, the process of putting together a psychological suspense novel, the importance of setting, the pseudonym under which he writes chick-lit, and why he enjoys connecting with book clubs.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 7/10/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #24 w/Paul Zak

We talk to neuroeconomist and author Dr. Paul Zak about how the brain chemical oxytocin affects morality, maintaining narrative in a science book, writing for a general audience versus for the scientific community, becoming a narrator with whom readers can connect, and the importance of online promotion.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 7/2/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #23 w/Alex Lewin

We talk to Alex Lewin about studying playwrighting at UC San Diego, how his new play The Interview draws from his real life experience going through the long process of becoming a Big Brother through the Big Brother/Big Sister Program, and how his play doesn’t follow traditional play structure.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 6/20/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #22 w/Vince Hernandez

We talk to Vince Hernandez about the challenges he faces as an editor, developing creator owned comics, how, as a writer, he deals with being edited by someone else and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/21/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #21 w/Scott Allie

We talk to Scott Allie about how he got his start in the industry, the submission process at Dark Horse, writing prose vs. for the comic book medium and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/24/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #20 w/George Gibson

We talk to George Gibson about what he does as Publishing Director, taking the reins at Bloomsbury USA, the type of books he is looking for, running publishing houses large and small, and some of Bloomsbury’s newest books.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/18/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #19 w/David Schwartz

We talk to David Schwartz about how he got started writing comics, developing creator owned books, where the idea for Idolized came from and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/17/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #18 w/VMK Fewings

We talk to VMK Fewings about bringing something new to the popular vampire genre, being influenced by Anne Rice, doing historical research, and signing and working with a mid-sized publisher. Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/13/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #17 w/Rob Spillman

We talk to Rob Spillman about what it’s like editing a literary magazine, what he looks for in a great short story, the importance of confidence in writing, recent trends in the world of literary fiction, and the (less-obvious) differences between short stores and full-length books.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/15/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #16 w/Sean Hood

We talk to Sean Hood about the challenges of re-inventing an iconic franchise, doing production rewrites on location, Amazon studios, originality in television vs. films, consulting with writers whose work you are hired to rewrite, who the best Robin “Hood” is and more. Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/14/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #15 w/Wes Albers

We talk to Wes Albers about drawing from his personal experience to write a grittily-realistic novel, how things fell apart with two different agents before he signed with a mid-sized publisher, balancing being a writer and being a cop, how he landed his job as director of the Southern California Writers’ Conference, and what that conference can do for you.   Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/13/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #14 w/Jessica Therrien

We talk to Jessica Therrien about writing a young adult series, getting published without an agent, working with a mid-sized publisher, and her typical writing style.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/11/12 )

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #13 w/Tom Mayer

We talk to Tom Mayer about the nature of being an editor, the process a submitted manuscript goes though to become a published book, the editor-author relationship, the difference between editing fiction and nonfiction, and what makes a manuscript really stand out. Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/11/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #12 w/Joshua Dysart

We talk to Joshua Dysart about his new Valiant title Harbinger, bringing real life themes and issues into comics, why comics are more widely accepted as art and entertainment in Asia and Europe than in the U.S., how a writer gets a job on a comic property, whether Toyo Harada or Professor X would win in a pie eating contest and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 5/10/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #11 w/Kelli Stanley

We talk to Kelli Stanley about her use of period objects for research and inspiration, incorporating real-life places and events into her writing, how she got back on her feet after her agent left the country, and moving her book series from a small publisher to a large one.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 5/10/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #10 w/Alex Litvak

We talk to Alex Litvak about film school, how his career as a development executive has affected his screenwriting, the special challenges of resurrecting an iconic franchise, bringing a new take to classic material, writing with a partner, pitches and OWA’s and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 5/7/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #9 w/James Lucas Jones

We talk to James Lucas Jones about the submission process and where Oni finds new talent, what an editor’s responsibilities are, ownership of comic properties, the effect of digital downloads to the comic book industry, lead times in comic book publishing, Billy Pilgrim vs. Scott Pilgrim and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 5/8/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #8 w/Brian Buccellato

We talk to Brian Buccellato about co-writing Flash, writing what you know, transitioning from comic book colorist to writer, self-publishing a comic vs. using a publishing company, using crowd funding as a direct marketing pre-sale system, writing and working in the film industry, which Fantastic Four villain he would play in a movie and much more.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 4/25/12)


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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #7 w/Adam Beechen

We talk to Adam Beechen about writing for television vs. writing comic books, the difference of writing animation and live action, creating a video podcast for a comic title like a DVD commentary of sorts, a comic book writer’s interaction with colorists, writing sound effects in comic scripts, his graphic novel Hench and the development process with Warner Bros. and being the world’s #1 Phoenix Suns Superfan.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 4/24/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #6 w/Susan Beth Pfeffer

We talk to Susan Beth Pfeffer about families in crisis, male vs. female perspective and first person vs. third person, learning to listen to the ideas that are around us, how she thankfully didn’t become an editor, the joy of peanut butter, and her preferred natural disaster.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 4/23/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #5 w/Amber Benson

We talk to Amber Benson about writing a novel series, her typical writing schedule, coming up with titles, writing for a character she played on television for three years, doing historical and mythological research, writing for kids, knowing your audience, and what it means to be a nerd. Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 4/23/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #4 w/Larry Marder

We talk to Larry Marder about how Tales of the Beanworld first got published, being the initial publisher/executive director of Image Comics, the publishing and editorial processes at Image and Dark Horse Comics, the switch from serial/periodical comic books to long form graphic novels and which beans are his favorites.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 4/9/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #3 w/Erik Larsen

We talk to Erik Larsen about how he maintains interesting storylines over two decades on the same title, what it’s like having your comic turned into a cartoon, reasons and revelations behind the founding of Image Comics, the difficulties in being a creator and publisher at the same time, what the submission process is like at Image and what the best kinds of dragons are.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 4/6/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #2 w/James Hudnall

We talk to James Hudnall about transitioning from publishing company staffer to comic book writer, the writing vs. re-writing process, the rise and appreciation of non-superhero based comics, the path and pitfalls of getting comics adapted into films and television shows, fighting for screen credit and whether psychics are real or fake.  Listen to the entire interview below.  (recorded 4/1/12)

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SCRIPTS & SCRIBES PODCAST #1 w/Chuck Dixon

We talk to Chuck Dixon about how he got started in comics, his writing habits, working with artist and editors, writing adaptations, the miracle and scourge that is the internet, Hollywood’s infatuation with the comic book industry, residuals and profit sharing as a comic book writer/creator and just a bit of sports.  Listen to the entire interview below. (recorded 3/30/12)

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