Keystroke Medium

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!

-Keystroke Coffee is live!

-Use Plottr!

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.

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

-Thoughts on Wrath of Man

-The ‘build and switch’ -Similar to Vantage Point

-Comparisons of Wrath of Man vs. John Wick.

-In praise of John Wick

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

-In praise of They Live

-Thoughts on Dean Koontz and his approach to fiction (in How to Write Best Selling Fiction)

-Josh is watching Film Courage

-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

-In praise of John Carpenter films.

-How tight When Harry Met Sally was in terms of writing.

-Chuck enjoyed The Hardy Boys

-How groundbreaking The Matrix was when it came out.

-Scott loved Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash thought it was hard to get into

-The difficulty of the surprising but inevitable ending.

-Watch party?

1:03:29 Closing remarks


Coffee and Concepts

Writer’s Journey


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