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Writing for Rookies
This podcast specializes in writing advice for science-fiction and comic books. All fiction writers welcome.
Sep 28, 2017
Writing for Rookies #29: Consideration vs Personal Freedom
Is it unreasonable or problematic to expect others to have respect or be considerate of their fellow citizens in public spaces? Are manners a form of social control? Throwing the question out there to the masses and let's have a good conversation about this topic.
Jun 9, 2017
Writing for Rookies #28: Managing Disappointment and Moving On!
Eisner Award-nominated screenwriter and graphic novel creator Brandon Easton (AGENT CARTER, M.A.S.K., VAMPIRE HUNTER D) speaks about the best ways to overcome the disappointment and despair that can come with the dark side of TV staffing season in Los Angeles.
Dec 15, 2015
Writing for Rookies #27: The Perils of Waiting for Permission
If you're a writer waiting for permission to start your career, please listen to the latest episode of Writing for Rookies!
Feb 16, 2014
Writing for Rookies #26: Cosplay is not Consent
Brandon discusses what men can do to be allies to women and to help change the culture of sexism that sometimes runs rampant through the comic book scene.
Jan 17, 2014
Writing for Rookies #25: Interview with FAKE ID author Lamar Giles!
Brandon interviews YA author Lamar Giles about his upcoming novel FAKE ID from Harper Collins.
Nov 25, 2013
Writing for Rookies #24: The Two Brandons Answer Your Questions!
Brandon Thomas and Brandon Easton dive into the first batch of listener submitted questions!
Sep 12, 2013
Writing for Rookies #23: Discussing the “Summer of Meh” in Movies
Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss movies we loved and hated during the bloated summer of 2013.
1 hr 56 min
Jun 29, 2013
Writing for Rookies #22: The Two Rules of Hollywood & Nobody Reads Scripts Anymore!
Brandon discusses Ron Marz's article regarding professionals accepting scripts at major conventions and dishes the dirt on the two rules of Hollywood: 1) No one gives a shit about you, 2) Everyone assumes you're a liar. Give it a listen. It could make all the difference in your writing career. RON MARZ'S ARTICLE: CBR: Will You Read My Script?
May 2, 2013
Writing for Rookies #21: Are Modern Geeks Entitled Whiners?
Brandon Easton wonders if geeks in the 21st century have become too spoiled and therefore ungrateful about all the wonderful movies, TV shows and books currently available? Have we lost the ability to enjoy anything?
Apr 5, 2013
Writing for Rookies #20: Comix, Clone Wars and Zombies
Join comic book creators Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas as they discuss the developments with COMIXOLOGY and indie distribution and their thoughts on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, THE WALKING DEAD and ARROW.
Mar 28, 2013
Writing for Rookies #19: Joe Illidge Interview
We welcome the illustrious former Milestone/DC Comics/Archaia Entertainment editor Joe Illidge to discuss the recent high-profile departures from DC Comics, the aborted plans to kill John Stewart, and the recent creative team announcement for Quantum & Woody. Not for the faint of heart!
1 hr 14 min
Mar 20, 2013
Writing for Rookies #18: Comic Book Favorites
Comic book creators Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss their favorite comic book series and what they look for when checking out new, unknown indie titles.
1 hr 9 min
Mar 13, 2013
Writing for Rookies #17: Video Games
Comic book writers Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss their past, present and future thoughts about the video game industry. Things they hate (Easton hates Sony) and games they can't stop buying (Thomas loves Madden). See if you agree or not!
Mar 8, 2013
Writing for Rookies #16: The Two Brandons Crossover
This episode is a crossover with the new podcast show THE TWO BRANDONS starring writers Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury, Voltron: Year One, Voltron) and Brandon Easton (WBs new Thundercats TV series, Shadowlaw, Transformers: Rescue Bots). They discuss how to fix the issues of diversity in comics.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 11, 2012
Writing for Rookies #15: Buy Indie Comics
Brandon interviews Dale Wilson, a comic book creator firmly rooted in the American independent comics scene. As a co-founder of THE ANTIDOTE TRUST and the website BuyIndieComics.com, Dale has a lot to say about how an indie creator can get their careers started
1 hr 1 min
Sep 25, 2011
Writing for Rookies #14: Comics Creator Nigel Clarke
Brandon interviews independent comic book creator Nigel Clarke as they discuss Nigel's series MASTERNEVER AND THE FLOW OF DEATH.
Feb 7, 2011
Writing for Rookies #13: Screenwriter Matt Lohr
Brandon interviews soon-to-be very in-demand new screenwriter Matt Lohr as they discuss life is really like in Hollywood for the new, struggling screenwriter.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 20, 2011
Writing for Rookies #12: Back in Full Effect
Brandon discusses the new WRITING FOR ROOKIES format and explains where he has been over the last two years.
Mar 6, 2009
Writing for Rookies #11: Newsletter is Here!
Brandon is proud to present the newsletter companion to Writing for Rookies -- this newsletter expands on the information given in the podcasts with extra links and more recommendations about how to get your writing career started.
Feb 11, 2009
Writing for Rookies #10: California Schemin’
In this episode of Writing for Rookies, Brandon talks about the differences between NYC and LA, how the business of entertainment works for writers
Sep 14, 2008
Writing for Rookies #09: Dignity vs. Comfort
Brandon discusses his reasons for moving from NYC to Los Angeles and also explores why people should consider going for their dreams despite the sacrifices.
Jul 10, 2008
Writing for Rookies #08: Interview with Geoffrey Thorne
In this episode, Brandon interviews Geoffrey Thorne, author of STAR TREK: TITAN - SWORD OF DAMOCLES and discusses the ways that new writers can approach science-fiction and the challenges of developing new writers of color in the publishing world.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 18, 2008
Writing for Rookies #07: Intro to Writing Sci-fi Prose
In this episode, Brandon discusses the basics of starting a sci-fi short story/novel while also discussing the 5 RULES OF SCIENCE FICTION WRITING by legendary author Robert Heinlein.
Apr 22, 2008
Writing for Rookies #06: New York Comic Con (Part 3)
Brandon interviews Steven Valdez, director and lead animator for the new multi-media studio ENEMY OF THE INDUSTRY. Steven discusses what rookie animators and new writers need to consider before starting their careers.
Apr 22, 2008
Writing for Rookies #05: New York Comic Con (Part 2)
This episode of WFR is part 2 of the NYCC interview series. Brandon interviews Cheryl-Lynn Eaton of the Jackie Ormes Society -- dedicated to increasing awareness of the work of Jackie Ormes as well was current comic book projects by women of color.
Apr 22, 2008
Writing for Rookies #04: New York Comic Con (Part 1)
This episode of WFR is presented LIVE from the floor of the NY Comic Con 2008 at the Javitz Center in Manhattan. Brandon interviews RON KING, the creator and publisher of UVC MAGAZINE (www.uvcmag.com) -- the only magazine devoted to the works of Black and Latino comic book professionals.
Apr 14, 2008
Writing for Rookies #03: Race, Class and Gender
This episode is a change of pace from the tutorials. How does a writer deal with concepts of RACE, CLASS, & GENDER in comics? How deeply can our personal prejudices affect the quality of our work as writers? Here, Brandon attempts to throw some ideas out
Mar 28, 2008
Writing for Rookies #02: Finding Artists
This episode deals with the insane process of finding an artist who is willing to work on your comic book idea. I discuss how to dig to find an artist who is trustworthy, diligent, and willing to see your project to completion.
Mar 22, 2008
Writing for Rookies #01: Intro
This is the introductory episode for Writing for Rookies -- the podcast devoted to providing information for writers who wish to break into the world of comic books. Episode one discusses the FIVE BASIC STEPS for new writers to take when committing