Heir of Memory & Shadow

Session #150 – “Heir of Memory & Shadow” – Kingdom Legacy Series Book #2

Our own Rachanee Lumayno takes the hot seat to discuss the release of “Heir of Memory & Shadow” Book #2 of the Kingdom Legacy YA Fantasy series. We discuss was it like writing a second book in a series, self-publishing and marketing the books and what’s next in the Kingdom. SHOW NOTES: Heir of Memory and Shadow (Book #2): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1736181130 Heir of Amber and Fire (Book #1): https://www.amazon.com/Heir-Amber-Fire-Kingdom-Legacy-ebook/dp/B08YR3JZY5 Website: https://www.rachanee.net Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachaneelumayno TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rachaneelumayno Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachaneelumayno/

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Writing for Games with David Bergantino

Session #149 – Writing for Games with David Bergantino

David Bergantino shares his 30 years of interactive storytelling with companies like Disney and Nickelodeon. David’s company, Cold Room Entertainment, recently released “Dying Light 2.” David is also a novelist with 11 novels, including the novelization of Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare.” SHOW NOTESDying Light 2: https://dl2.dyinglightgame.comCold Room Entertainment: coldroomentertainment.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bergantino-98110686/FaceBook Author page:  https://www.facebook.com/DavidBergantino

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Paul Kalburgi - The Writer’s Toolkit

Session #146 – Interview with Paul Kalburgi – Writer and host of The Writer’s Toolkit book and podcast

Paul Kalburgi is a British screenwriter, playwright and TV producer, as well as author and podcast host of the book and podcast The Writer’s Toolkit. He discusses his journey as a writer, his process and the tools he uses in his craft. SHOW NOTES:Paul online:Website & The Writers Toolkit: https://www.paulkalburgi.com/thewriterstoolkitbookTW: https://twitter.com/PaulKalburgiIG: https://www.instagram.com/paulkalburgi/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxb9iS3qEkbTmFe4vKn0Qg Guest host Sam Gasch’s Ideal Remake podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ideal-remake/id1298864585Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamGasch

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Ken Atchity - The Story Merchant

Session #145 – Interview with The Story Merchant Ken Atchity

This session, we have the multitalented Ken Atchity, a best-selling author, producer, literary manger, professor and editor who aptly goes by the moniker The Story Merchant. He got his B.A. at Georgetown, his Ph.D. at Yale. He was a tenured professor of comparative literature at Occidental College and a distinguished instructor at UCLA Writers program. He’s worked in publishing and filmmaking and is a member of the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Producer’s Guild. SHOW NOTES: Ken’s Blog: www.kenatchityblog.com “Writing Treatments that Sell”: https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Treatments-That-Sell-Industry/dp/0805072780 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoryMerchant/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storymerchanthttps://www.instagram.com/atchityproductionshttps://www.instagram.com/ken_atchity Twitter: https://twitter.com/storymerchanthttps://twitter.com/kennja

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Is filler episode dead?

Session #142 – Quantity vs quality. Is filler episode dead?

With shorter and shorter seasons, accelerated by streamers with big budget, high-quality event shows, has the era of 24 episode season containing the inevitable filler episode come to an end? And how would this change impact writers? SHOW NOTES:  NY Times: Streaming TV’s Boom Is a Mixed Blessing for Some Hollywood Writers Vulture.com: The Business of Too Much TV 9 Best Clip Show Episodes On TV, Ranked According To IMDb Wikipedia: The Clip Show

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Session 141 - Year End Wrap Up

Session #141 – Old Year/New Year – End of Year Wrap Up

In this session, we look at the years behind and ahead and talk about how the industry has changed and where it’s going, our past goals, accomplishments, and future plans. SHOW NOTES:“Heir of Amber and Fire” is the first book in Rachanee’s Kingdom Legacy series.Available online at these e-bookstores: https://books2read.com/rachaneeOn Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736181114 Wordcursion: http://www.wordcursion.comTom on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/zumonchurocka

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Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Session #140 -Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Seasons Greetings! We hope all your holidays are happy and healthy. In this session, we chat about the holidays and what we, as writers, think would make great gifts for the writer in your life. SHOW NOTES: Purple Seat Cushion/Lumbar Support: https://share.purple.com/by/WGTherapy Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com Inktip: https://www.inktip.com ISAConnect: https://www.networkisa.org Filmfreeway: https://filmfreeway.com

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Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

Session #139 – Interview with “Eternals” Screenwriting Team Kaz & Ryan Firpo

This session, we chat with cousins Kaz and Ryan Firpo who teamed up as screenwriters and filmmakers and discuss their separate journeys, writing Marvel’s “Eternals” and their other upcoming projects. Show Notes: Ryan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan.firpo/ Kaz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazfirpo/ Eternals: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9032400

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Year 4 - That's a Wrap!

Session #135 – Year 4 – That’s a Wrap! Wordcursion and Heir of Amber and Fire

Looking for some Summer reading or a new game to while away the hours? This session, we discuss our recent projects; Rachanee’s new YA fantasy novel “Heir of Amber and Fire” and Tom’s just launched head-to-head mobile word find game “Wordcursion.” Both are available at links below in the show notes. This session marks the end of our 4th year! We’ll be on Summer break for a the next couple months. Look for new sessions in August. Thanks for listening! SHOW NOTES:Wordcursion on Google PlayWordcursion WebsiteFollow @Wordcursion on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for iOS launch news and updates About “Heir of Amber and Fire”Jennica is a princess on the run. On the run from an arranged marriage. On the run from a king whose mysterious plans could completely destroy her beloved home, the magical kingdom of Calia. And, she hopes, she’s running toward the truth of her heritage. To uncover the mysteries of her past, Princess Jennica will have to rely on a dragon seeker and his team to lead her to the creature who once kidnapped her mother. But how can she fully trust her allies, when she knows she must betray them? “Heir of Amber and Fire” is

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Interview with Jeff Deverett

Session #129 – Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.

We speak with writer, producer and director Jeff Deverett about writing movies for the growing streaming market and how his experience, as a lawyer and distributor helped in producing seven movies and distributing three of them on Netflix. Jeff Deverett is a producer, director, writer, and actor known for Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020), ism (2019), The Samuel Project (2018), Kiss & Cry (2017), Full Out (2015), King of the Camp (2008) and My Brother’s Keeper (2004). Jeff’s successful film and TV career began with distribution with New World Entertainment, Astral Communications, Anchor Bay Entertainment and his own company, Deverett Media Group. SHOW NOTES:Deverettmedia.com: https://www.deverettmedia.comHow To Get A Movie On Netflix – Jeff Deverett

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