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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GenreTainment #102 – Gen Con 2015 Special Part 2

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It’s part 2 of our special at Gen Con, the longest running gaming convention in the world. Even though its focus is on gaming, there is much more than just that. We start off the interviews with many authors & illustrators in Authors Alley and wrap up the interviews at Gen Con Film Festival with the producers of the fantasy film The Rangers: A Shadow Rising.

Please enjoy part 2 and see the links below related to the interviews from this episode. Be sure to check out part 1 with more Authors Alley & Film Festival interviews!

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GenreTainment #101 – Gen Con 2015 Special Part 1

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For this 101st episode of GenreTainment we have a number of interviews from Gen Con, the longest running gaming convention in the world. Even though its focus is on gaming, there is much more than just that. We start off the interviews with the Gen Con Film Festival and then interview many authors & illustrators in Authors Alley.

We got so many interviews that we had to make this a two-parter. Please enjoy part 1 and see the links below related to the interviews from this episode. Be sure to check out part 2!

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GenreTainment #98 – Featuring Writer Shawn Coyne

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For this 98th episode we are chatting with editor/publisher/literary agent/writer Shawn Coyne.  Shawn tells us about his career in publishing and talks in-depth about his new information packed non-fiction book “The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know.” The book explains a method that Shawn has used for over 300 books in his career. So get ready to learn all about genre and how to write & edit your own story.

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GenreTainment #96 – Featuring Writer Dean Wesley Smith

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Welcome to another edutainment filled episode of GenreTainment! On this 96th episode we are speaking with writer Dean Wesley Smith. He is a USA Today bestselling author with over 100 novels and hundreds of short stories published.

He shares with us how he started his now over 40 year career, and gives some excellent writing tips from his experience and from his non-fiction book Writing Into The Dark. Smith tells us what it is like writing media tie-in books for movie & TV show settings like Star Trek, Men and Black,Quantum Leap, and more. He also talks about his original book series, like his Old West time travel series Thunder Mountain, his scifi Space Opera the Seeders Universe, and his superhero series Poker Boy.

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GenreTainment #90 – Featuring Writer Tim Waggoner

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For this episode of GenreTainment Marx & Julie are speaking with prolific author and writing professor Tim Waggoner. He has published numerous novels, three short story collections, and has over one hundred published stories in the Fantasy, Horror, and Thriller genres.

We discuss his Nekroplis books, Shadow Watch books, Ghost Trackers books, and his media tie-in books for shows like Supernatural, Stargate SG-1 and more. Waggoner also tells us about his newest Shadow Watch book, Dream Stalkers. And he shares excellent writing advice.

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