Tag: Lester Dent

DNA Podcast 033 – Writing Formulas

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In this episode, Rob and Don sit down to discuss story structure. They explore the origins of the 3-act structure, discuss Chris Fox’s Write to Market strategy, and break down the Lester Dent Master Pulp Writing Formula and Michael Moorcock’s How to Write a Book in Three Days method. All this, and why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is really a ninja, are waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!

    Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

3 Act Structure Made Easy (video)
Aristotle’s Poetics
Save the Cat!
Story/Plotting Formulas
Chris Fox’s Write to Market
Anne Rice
Buffy Vampire Slayer
Vampire the Masquerade
Urban Fantasy
The Hero’s Journey
The Procedural
Writing Creative Procedural Fiction
Rob’s Thoughts on Different Story Structures (blog post)
Bakuman Manga
Dan Harmon’s Story Wheel
Dick Tracy
Predator Rocky Sequel?
Lester Dent Master Pulp Writing Formula
Michael Moorcock’s How to Write a Book in 3 Days Method

 


DNA Podcast 016 – Exploring the Hero Pulps with Gregg Taylor

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In this episode, Don and Rob are joined by Gregg Taylor of the Decoder Ring Theatre podcast to talk about a subject that’s near and dear to Gregg’s heart- Pulp Heroes! We talk about the original Batman v. Superman- The Shadow and Doc Savage, how a pulp hero is made by their choice of hats, and why the world of pulp hero The Spider would be an awful place to live! All this, and a discussion of what’s next for Decoder Ring Theatre, is waiting for you in this, the 16th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!

Note: I want to make a special thanks to Gregg Taylor for being a complete gentleman through what turned out to be a very difficult recording session. You went above and beyond the call, sir, and even The Red Panda himself couldn’t have done better!

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed

Decoder Ring Theatre
The Shadow
Doc Savage
Walter B. Gibson (who wrote 10,000 words A DAY!)
Lester Dent
Lester Dent’s Master Pulp Writing Formula
Elmore Leonard
The Yellow Peril Stories
The Spider
The Phantom Detective
Theodore Tinsley
NY Mayor La Guardia’s Campaign Against the Spicys
Spicy Adventure Covers
Penny Dreadfuls
Episodes of the X-1 Radio Show on Archive.org
Pulpcrazy Podcast (for more about the Pulps)