Throwing the Gun: The Pen and Cape Society's Superhero Podcast

Submitted by C B Wright on

Have I talked about this? I know I've tweeted about it, but I'm not sure I've ever talked about it here. Let me rectify that situation...

Shortly after I joined The Pen and Cape Society, four of us started a podcast. It's called Throwing the Gun (named after the trope where villains keep throwing their guns at superheroes) and it comes out... uh... every other month or so (I edit the podcast, and the editing process is usually the long pole in the tent). If you like podcasts and want to give another a try, we just released Episode 11. You can find the entire run in the links below.

My Turn On The Roundtable

Submitted by C B Wright on

Today I appear as the guest writer on The Roundtable Podcast. My mentor writer is Paul Elard Cooley, and I'm very happy with the way it came out. We're discussing a future story, "Northlander" -- it's a murder mystery, and because it's a workshop I give away the ending, so... spoilers!

Recording this thing was a total blast. Paul, Dave and Brion had a lot of ideas that I've been chewing on ever since we recorded.

Anyway, I think it's a fun episode and if you don't mind future spoilers you should download the MP3 and give it a listen.

Roundtable Podcast: Paul Elard Cooley

Submitted by C B Wright on

Pssst. Remember when I told you that was going to be on a podcast? And then when I told you that I had actually recorded the podcast I was going to be on? Well, the guest writer who mentors me during my workshop is a guy named Paul E. Cooley, and today The Roundtable Podcast released their 20-minute interview with him.

Roundtable Podcast: The Aftermath

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I think most writers want to believe their initial ideas are perfect.1 It's usually the initial idea that gets us excited about writing something, after all, and would we bother getting excited over something less than perfect? We would not, sir! We would not!

The reality is that initial ideas are exciting, not perfect. Exciting is good, but exciting for an author isn't necessarily exciting for a reader. This realization can be ego-deflating; fortunately, a writer's ego is quick to recover from injury. So I'm fine now.

  • 1. We also want to write everything perfectly in our first draft and quit our day jobs. In our heart of hearts, we're optimists. Twisted, disturbing, mildly creepy optimists.

My Official Podcasting Debut

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Some of you are familiar with my initial, hesitant steps into podcasting--specifically, that I am podcasting my fiction, starting with Pay Me, Bug! and continuing with The Points Between. It's been... um... interesting.1 Some of you have enjoyed it, which is kind, but I don't think anyone can claim that my production values, editing, or basic presentation of each episode have been polished or professional.

Which is one of the reasons why I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be on a podcast that has both polished and professional production values, editing, and presentation. I'm talking about The Roundtable Podcast, a show that "workshops" a story idea from a new, wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears author in order to turn it into something they like to call "literary gold."

I will be playing the role of the new, wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears author. I'm recording it this week, and it'll go up in mid-June. Read on for more information.

  • 1. Are you familiar with the phrase "he has a great radio voice?" Well I have a great voice for reading silently to yourself in a library.