In this episode, Gretchen Felker-Martin joins us to talk about her gritty post-Apocalyptic trans novel Manhunt (spoiler free) and how an idea becomes a traditionally published book.
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Are superheroes a modern mythology, or is this a way to flatten the complexities of traditional art while giving commercial media a spiritual significance it does not deserve?
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Jack from Bad Books for Bad People joins us to pay tribute to art that isn’t here to teach right from wrong—what some might call degenerate art.
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A story is a type of conversation with the reader. If you don’t leave room for the reader to speak, you’re a terrible conversationalist.
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Genre is safe. Genre is comfortable. But do we rely on genre conventions too much? Can genre hold us back? Is genre busting good?
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On this very special NSFW episode of Rite Gud, goth girl correspondent Matilda Lewis and veteran tijuana bible cartoonist Bitter Karella (creator of The Midnight Pals, co-host of the A Special Presentation podcast) join everyone’s favorite audi
In today's sci-fi/ fantasy community, it's fashionable to dig up H.P. Lovecraft and put him on trial as the avatar of everything wrong with speculative fiction.
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In this episode, middle grade horror/fantasy author Celine Kiernan joins us to talk about writing fiction for young people.
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In this irregular episode, audio gremlin Sid Oozeley talks shop with returning guest Mario Coelho about fantasy and science fiction’s long-standing vendetta against dialogue writing.
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Does hopepunk really offer meaningful hope and revolution, or is it just a way to numb yourself and hide from the world?
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If you’ve spent any time talking about geek culture, you’ve probably seen one word come up over and over again: gatekeeper.
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What makes a writer? Is it coffee and cats? Is it a good author photo? Is it having a screenname like @JaneDoeWrites?
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It's normal to look for people who share your interest in pop culture. But what happens when you only know how to be queer through fandom?
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Instead of learning from books, too many fledgling writers learn to write primarily from movies, television and video games, and their writing suffers as a result.
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As the world looks grimmer and grimmer, Millennials and Gen Xers retreat deeper and deeper into childhood nostalgia.
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Why do we love horror so much? On the surface, it makes no sense. Why would anybody enjoy media that focuses on upsetting, grotesque topics?
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Cultural criticism has always been an essential part of our media ecosystem, especially when it comes to geek culture. But is any of this really meaningful, or is it just another part of the big corporate content marketing machine?
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There are many writing advice columns that won’t help you write good—that will actually encourage you to write bad, or at best mediocre.
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Filthcore queen Gretchen Felker-Martin returns to talk about unlikable female characters. What makes a woman unlikable?
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SFF author and professional translator Mário Seabra Coelho talks to us about the art of translation. Writing translations, even only as an exercise, can open a writer’s eye to new perspectives, new devices, and new poetic turns of phrase.
Horror writer G. Emerald, who has a background in the medical system, joins us to talk about the healing power of stories that leave us with a bad taste in our mouths.
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Sci-fi/fantasy author Karlo Yeager Rodríguez joins us to talk about the relationship between storyteller and in-universe audience.
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In this episode, Mistress Snow, PhD joins us to talk about sex work in writing. What do writers get wrong? How do writers promote inaccurate and harmful stereotypes about sex workers? How can writers do better?
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Villains in fiction tend to fit a certain template: erudite, aristocratic, queer-coded, monologuing and vaguely British. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it gets a little old after a while.
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In this episode, filmmaker Shannon Strucci and critic Leslie Lee of Struggle Session were kind enough to join us to talk about why we need to tell our own stories instead of waiting for someone else to tell it for you.
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