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Episode 9: Writing, creating worlds, Star Wars, The Matrix & laugh bombs

Today’s discussion is about…developing writing skills, creating worlds and not breaking the rules you establish. We’ll start with the ‘craft’ part with books Miguel recommends for writing scripts and developing your ideas and characters. Suzy will dissect famous movie sequels like Star Wars and The Matrix to illustrate where the creators broke the rules leading to a big disconnect with their audience. You’ll learn why an idea is like Schrödinger’s cat and hear one of the longest uncut laugh bombs in the history of podcasts! Maybe not, but it’s fun to hear Miguel crack himself up.

Fantastically Terrible Character or Creature

Today’s Fantastically Terrible Character or Creature are the Nihilists from The Big Lebowski. We are given step by step instructions on how to defeat the dreaded nihilist – throw a bowling ball at them, bite off their ears and punch them in the face. We also learn that almost every movie needs a German Nihilist plotting to cut off your Johnson…just to keep it real.

“Ve believes in nossing, Lebowski. Nossing. And tomorrow ve come back and ve cut off your chonson.”

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Episode Links

Writing Books

★ “The Complete Fairy Tales” by George MacDonald
★ “Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting” by Syd Field
★ “The Screenwriter’s Workbook: Exercises and Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Successful Screenplay” by Syd Field
★ “Characters & Viewpoint” by Orson Scott Card 
★ “How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy” by Orson Scott Card 
★ “Writing Dialogue” by Tom Chiarella
★ “Worlds of Wonder” by Daivd Gerrold 
★ “Wizardry and Wild Romance: A Study of Epic Fantasy” Michael Moorcock