GenreTainment #119 – Writer Justin Sloan

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Marx goes solo for episode 119,  chatting with video game writer (Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode), novelist (Allie Strom and the Ring of Solomon, Falls of Redemption), screenwriter (Wrecked, My Husband’s Preggo), and podcast host Justin Sloan.

They talk about Justin’s fiction books, his non-fiction (Creative Writing Career), writing for video games, how being a veteran has affected his writing, and so much more. And you may have recently heard Marx be a guest on Justin’s Creative Writing Career podcast.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #117 – Featuring Writer Chris Fox

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It’s time for episode 117 and we are chatting with writer Chris Fox! When you have non-fiction books with titles like 5,000 Word Per Hour and Write To Market, plus fiction books that have a mix of werewolves, zombies, and aliens you are going to get people’s attention. And don’t forget his very publicly documented challenge to himself to write & edit a full length novel in 21 days. Not only did he do it, but it has sold extremely well!

Chris tells us how he got into writing, talks about his various books, and shares so many excellent writing tips. Oh, and somehow we got onto the topic of language, Neanderthals, and bunnies… it makes sense we promise.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #115 – Featuring Writer Michael La Ronn

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It’s time for episode 115 and we are chatting with writer and YouTuber Michael La Ronn.

Michael La Ronn writes what he calls fearless science fiction & fantasy. His writing is filled with strange worlds and quirky humor featuring unusual, nontraditional heroes such as teddy bears, vegetables, and androids (but not all in the same book). Michael also writes nonfiction for authors who are stuck in the awkward phase between beginner and bestseller. He hosts the growing YouTube channel, Author Level Up, which publishes writing craft, business and marketing videos for authors every week.

Michael devoted himself to the writing life in 2012 after he was hospitalized with a dangerous sickness. We talk about that life changing moment and why he chose the indie author path. We learn all about his books (Android X, Eaten, etc), his YouTube channel, and he shares a number of excellent tips for any writer listening.

Author Level Up episodes mentioned: Ulysses, 4 Types of Confidence, and Dictation Series.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #111 – The X-Files FAQ with writer John Kenneth Muir

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This is episode #111 of GenreTainment and and we are chatting with writer and critic John Kenneth Muir.

John is is an award-winning author of over 27 books in the fields of film & television, with a focus on horror & science fiction. John is also the creator of the award-nominated web series, The House Between, and his blog, Reflections on Film/TV was named one of the “top 100” film study blogs on the Net.

We are talking about his book The X-Files FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Global Conspiracy, Aliens, Lazarus Species, and Monsters of the Week and the return of the X-Files to television. It is a fun walk down memory lane about the show and it’s spin-offs.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #110 – Writer Garrett Robinson

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This is episode #110 of GenreTainment and and we are chatting with indie author, YouTuber and filmmaker Garrett Robinson.

After publishing his first work in December of 2012, Robinson has published 9 science fiction & fantasy books (Nightblade, Midrealm, Touch, etc) with many more in development. We discuss how he got started with filmmaking which evolved into writing books. We also learn how he approaches writing and he shares a number of tips for other indie creators.

We learn about his new Legendary line of books he is writing with Sterling & Stone and much more. Oh, and we go on a slight but hopefully interesting tangent about Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jonesand the lack of females roles in fantasy.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #109 – Writer Alan Baxter

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It’s episode 109 and we are chatting with dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi writer Alan Baxter.

Baxter is an international master of kung fu who writes novels, novellas and short stories full of magic, monsters and yes, martial arts. Baxter tells us about his infamous first story he wrote when he was 7-years old, his non-fiction book Write The Fight Right, his Alex Caine martial arts/fantasy series, his fantasy novels, his many horror/fantasy/sci-fi short stories, and his martial arts background.

We also discuss his approach to writing, tips on writing fights, tips on writing in general… how Alan is Marx’s clone… and much more.

GenreTainment is where Marx & Julie talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #108 – With Horror Writer Jeffrey Thomas

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It’s episode 108 and we go a little dark and scary with prolific horror/scifi author Jeffrey Thomas.

Thomas was a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award and the John W. Campbell Award. We discuss how he became an author and what draws him to the genres of horror, science fiction, and Lovecraftian fiction. We also talk about the origins of his Punktown setting, the Kickstarter for a Punktown comic book anthology, the Punktown roleplaying game, tips for writing, and much more.

GenreTainment is where we talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #106 – Featuring Writer Monica Leonelle

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It’s episode 106 and we are chatting with writer Monica Leonelle. She is a successful indie author of fiction and non-fiction. She wrote the excellent book Write Better, Faster and has many new books that just hit Amazon and many more coming out soon. If you are a writer, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

We discuss Leonelle’s unique path to becoming a writer, learn a bunch of tips for writing faster, how to use dictation software, how to use Periscope, talk about her different book series, and much more.

GenreTainment is where we talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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Guest’s Favorite Quote 
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

GenreTainment #105 – Featuring Writer and Filmmaker Christopher Kentworthy

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For this 105th episode we are chatting with Christopher Kentworthy, the author of the bestselling Master Shots series of books. We’ll talk to him about writing and filmmaking, and learn more about his Master Shots books (Volume 1: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques, Volume 2: Shooting Great Dialogue Scenes, Volume 3: The Director’s Vision) and his newest book Shoot Like Tarantino.

We discuss how he first became involved in writing and filmmaking, talk about his fiction writing, discuss what TV shows & movies he thinks are doing their cinematography the best, and he shares tips for writers & directors.

GenreTainment is where we talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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GenreTainment #104 – Featuring Writer Christy Marx

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For this 104th episode we are chatting with game, animation and comic book writer Christy Marx. Christy was one of our first guests on the show back when we started GenreTainment and we are thrilled to have her back.

She has written for classic animation series like GI Joe, Spider-Man and the His Amazing Friends & Jem and the Holograms, also written for comic books like Birds of Prey & Amethyst: Sword Of Sorcery, and has written for a number of video games and TV shows. She is also the author of the book Writing for Animation, Comics and Games.

We discuss how she became involved in writing, about her various projects, her thoughts on the upcoming Jem live-action film, tips for writers, and much more.

GenreTainment is where we talk about what is happening in the world of film, TV and web series.  We give you interviews with writers, directors, producers and actors in both independent and not-so-independent creations.

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