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Ep 6.22 - LIVE! Writing Roundtable — June 2021

June 28, 2021

Let's talk about words and how to write them!

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

-Use Plottr! https://plottr.com?ref=190

05:11 Weekly update—The CLAP of Valor Edition

Scott: Close to the end of Orphan Wars #3, and Blue Sun Armada #2. Podium is launching The Last Reaper series on audio. Chuck: Mental breakdown = New desk. Noodling around with the ending of Jack Dark #2.

Josh: Listening to the first Tranquility #1 on audio. Wrapping up Tranquilty #2, outlining Tranquility #3, and working on Sentinel #1. Shipping to England.

21:27 Main Event— LIVE! Writing Roundtable -- June 2021

-Chuck finished the first Gray Man book and has some thoughts. https://amzn.to/2RFCbSQ

-Scott did not enjoy the first book in audio form. -Establishing too much too soon. -Werecoyotes are cool.

-Thoughts on Wrath of Man https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11083552/

-The ‘build and switch’ -Similar to Vantage Point https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443274/

-Comparisons of Wrath of Man vs. John Wick.

-In praise of John Wick https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/

-Action scenes—fine balance of too much detail and too little. -The toll of a fight.

-In praise of They Live https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096256/

-Thoughts on Dean Koontz and his approach to fiction (in How to Write Best Selling Fiction) https://amzn.to/2U7cDPw

-Josh is watching Film Courage https://www.youtube.com/user/filmcourage

-What the hosts are reading.

-Scott is listening to Ruins of the Earth: Ruins of the Earth, Book 1 by Christopher Hopper and JN Chaney https://amzn.to/2UEVoFv

-In praise of John Carpenter films.

-How tight When Harry Met Sally was in terms of writing. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/

-Chuck enjoyed The Hardy Boys https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11252090/

-How groundbreaking The Matrix was when it came out. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/

-Scott loved Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash thought it was hard to get into https://amzn.to/3hfSChP

-The difficulty of the surprising but inevitable ending.

-Watch party?

1:03:29 Closing remarks

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