Tag Archive - Media Carnivores

Would You Rather Be a Bestselling Hack or a Critical Darling?

So Erik Hanberg and I have been discussing some pretty interesting topics on our podcast lately. Here are some of my favorites: Would You Rather Be a Bestselling Hack or a Critical Darling? Is “One Great Thing” the Secret to Artistic Success? How Are Technology and Science Portrayed in Movies and TV? Check em out! […]

Here Me Talk About My New Book, THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE

So I have a new book out (on 8/2/16) called Three Truths and a Lie. It’s a twisty YA psychological thriller (with gay teens!). Erik and I talked about it in the latest episode of our podcast. Send to Kindle

All About Twist Endings!

In our latest Media Carnivores podcast, Erik Hanberg and I take on a subject near and dear to my heart: twist endings! What are some good (and bad) examples of twist endings in books and movies, and how do you write them? I also discuss my theory that almost every story should have a twist […]

Should Books Be Turned into Movies?

In my latest Media Carnivores podcast with Erik Hanberg, we discuss … movie adaptations of books! Why does Hollywood do it? When it works, why does it work? Why does it not work? What has been my own experience with book-to-movie adaptations? A good discussion. Check it out here. Send to Kindle

Should You Self-Publish?

In our latest Media Carnivores podcast, Erik and I return to the age-old question: Should You Self-Publish? What are the new challenges for indie publishers? What the biggest mistakes to avoid? Plus, Erik and I both reveal how much money we’ve both made self-publishing. Send to Kindle

What Advice Would I Give My Younger Writer Self?

In our latest Media Carnivores podcast, Erik and I discuss the advice that we wish would could give our younger writing selves (and that we’d offer to all writers). Give it a listen! Send to Kindle

What Makes Evil Good (in Fiction)?

In my regular Media Carnivores podcast, my co-host Erik Hanberg and I take on the nature of evil — in TV and movies, that is! What makes a good villain? Does evil think of itself as “evil”? Must good always won? We discuss all this and more! CHECK IT OUT HERE Send to Kindle

Is GAME OF THRONES the Future of TV?

Our latest Media Carnivores podcast, on the return of Game of Thrones. Is this the future of TV? Is it sexist? And much more! Send to Kindle

Is Fan Fiction a Good Thing?

In my latest Media Carnivores podcast, Erik and I take on the question of whether or not fan fiction is a good or bad thing for the world! Send to Kindle

How Do Writers Deal with Failure?

Our latest Media Carnivores podcast, How Do Writers Deal with Failure? Erik and I share embarrassing details about our own failures, but also offer advice on how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and carry on. (Bonus: hear the story behind The Order of the Poison Oak!). Send to Kindle