Keystroke Medium

Ep 5.42 - LIVE! Blood of Zeus w/ the Parlapanides Brothers

November 20, 2020

Charles and Vlas Parlapanides return to the show to talk about their brand-new Netflix series Blood of Zeus.


Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up!

-Keystroke Coffee is live!

09:00 Weekly update—Break Stuff Edition

Josh: Blew up a water heater. Almost done with Tranquility book 1 and drafting a new project and a screenplay a la True Detectives

Scott: Departure Day (They Came for Blood #3),  Orphan Wars, turned in One for All (Brothers in Arms #3) into Aethon books. RIP iMac.

Charles: Finished a pilot for MGM with present day mythology, playing some games.

13:20 Main Event— LIVE! Blood of Zeus w/ the Parlapanides Brothers

-Charles answers who would be a dream actor for a show of his.

-Charles explains what ‘Pay for Play’ means.

-Charles admits what he would give up to be a better writer.

-Taste exceeding talent at first vs. learning and grinding and working the craft.

-Josh’s critique of the sound editing of Blood of Zeus.

-The even slow progression of each character.

-Outlining and building the story progression.

-Outlining is pantsing.

-Charles discusses his favorite character to write in Blood of Zeus.


Ex. Walter White in Breaking Bad

Ex. Tony Soprano in Sopranos

-Overcoming anger as a theme.

-Decisions based on emotions vs. the best decision you can make.

-Final tips of advice for writers.

1:03:35 Closing remarks

Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey


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