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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 031 – Comics Creator Ben Dunn and Antarctic Press

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In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by comic book creator and founder of Antarctic Press, Ben Dunn. The three of them sit and chat about Ben’s long career in comics, how Antarctic Press came to be, and the ups and downs of running a comic book company. Along the way, Ben gives great advice about succeeding as an artist both in and outside the comics field and discusses the secrets to AP’s longevity and success. All this and a heaping helping of Ninja High School can be found in this, the 31st episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

    Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Ben’s Wikipedia Page
Ben’s Body of Work
Inkpot Award
Marvel Mangaverse
Antarctic Press
Ninja High School
Mangazine
Exremely Silly Comics
Mazinger Z
Tiger X
Urusei Yatsura
Project A-Ko
Warrior Nun Areala
Diamond Comics Distributors
Fred Perry
Wild Life
Shatter (computer generated comic)
Gold Digger
Strangers in Paradise
Box Office Poison
Trudyverse
Warrior Nun Pilot (animated)
Warrior Nun Pilot (live action)
Steam League
Science is Magic
Mighty Tiny
Upwork.com (formerly Odesk)
comixology (digital comics site)


DNA Podcast Episode 001- Writing Scifi and Horror

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Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss the books Ready Player One and H. Beam Piper’s Space Viking. We’re also going to discuss the idea behind the common writing advice “Write what you know”, the techniques of Stephen King, and why writers have a lot to learn from HP Lovecraft and the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. All this, and a heaping helping of magic white guys are ahead for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed in This Episode:

The Fly (1958) Ending

Poltergeist Clown Scene

Salem’s Lot (1979) Window Scene

On Writing by Stephen King

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Alestorm (Pirate Metal Band)

Late Bloomer (HP Lovecraft Sex Ed Class)

The Cosmic Computer

Space Viking

Fuzzy Sapiens

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Starship Troopers

Heavy Metal L-Gaim

Mobile Suit Gundam

James Clavell’s Shogun

The Black Panther (Marvel Comic)

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