The Curator of Schlock #332: The Black Cauldron
The Curator of Schlock #332 by Jeff Shuster The Black Cauldron I liked it! Wally has kept me locked in my bedroom as I churn out pages for a spec script that reads like My Dinner With Andre, but with vampires. Wally figures once we pique the interest of Hollywood execs, he can pressure them… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #331: Sword of the Valiant
The Curator of Schlock #331 by Jeff Shuster Sword of the Valiant Now in widescreen! Okay. Here’s a summary of my life in the last couple of months. I moved into an old southern manor house somewhere on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades. I had a servant named Jervis who cooked me fine food,… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #90: Enchantée
Buzzed Books #90 by JD Langert Gita Trelease’s Enchantée Diving into the world of Gita Trelease’s Enchantée will bewitch you into wanting more, but fade over time like the magic of Camille’s dress. Set in Paris, 1789, on the brink of the French Revolution, the story follows Camille Durbonne as she tries to navigate a world… Continue reading
Episode 381: Deirdre Coyle!
Episode 381 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or right-click here to download. In this week’s episode, I talk with the fiction writer and essayist Deirdre Coyle about why fantasy can be more real than realism, the video game experience that happens inside our minds, and… Continue reading
What’s Right About That Fan Petition to Rewrite Season 8 of Game of Thrones
What’s Right About That Fan Petition to Rewrite Season 8 of GoT by John King Probably like you, I’ve seen a lot of online posts that begin, “I haven’t seen Game of Thrones, but—” or “I stopped watching GoT, but—.” I am not going to summarize the show for those unfamiliar with it. There is… Continue reading
Buzzed Books 89: The World’s Desire (Ballantine 1977 edition)
Buzzed Books 89 by Mark Scroggins H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang’s The World’s Desire (Ballantine 1977 edition) The story behind this lurid paperback is fascinating, though not quite as fascinating as the book itself. In 1965, Ballantine Books issued a paperback edition of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which had been published in hardcover… Continue reading
Episode 328: Dale Lucas!
Episode 328 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I interview Dale Lucas, the author of the Fifth Ward and Doc Voodoo series of novels about exploring ethics in long-form narrative, world-building (and when to stop), how to keep writing… Continue reading
Episode 323: Emily Wilson!
Episode 323 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I chat with the classicist and translator, Emily Wilson, whose translation of the Odyssey feels both superbly magical and contemporary. TEXT DISCUSSED NOTES Check out this new funky, psychedelic audio soundscape project… Continue reading
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