John Steinbeck on the Magic in Story Writing

“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”–John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (November 1939)

[Book Nerd Links] Ovid, Le Guin, and The Rabbit Queen

The Ballad of Thelma and the Sleaze

Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you
Gunning down the highway
With guitars in their eyes, like stars

Bigger than life
Full of that '70s swagger
B-movie queens on the rise

Heading to your town
Gonna take it over
They'll charm your women and drink your booze

Yeah, these chicks do it up right
Night after night on the stage
Leaving nothing behind but your dreams

They won't stop
Even when there's nothing left to give
Gonna conquer the world while you weep

Bigger than life
Full of that '70s swagger
B-movie queens on the rise

Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you
Gunning down the highway
With guitars in their eyes, like stars

The Connected Worlds Podcast: Episode 2

The second ep of the Connected Worlds Podcast is up! In it, Kev and I discuss the writing process both in general and how it relates to EoWS

This is the first podcast we’ve recorded while living on different continents. Boy, did it come with some technical challenges! We worked through ’em, though. 

Thanks for listening!

[Mae’s Writing Days] I Finished a Script… and it Feels so Good!

I finished my first script for Epic of World Saga yesterday. It took me a little less than two hours to write, which is not as impressive as it sounds. The completed episode should come in at around 10, maybe 12 minutes.

Frances Marion (1918)

Although short, this episode is important for a few reasons. It marks the introduction of my lead character, Hilda, while simultaneously imparting important world-building information and setting up the next entry in the series (the latter of which is a true EoWS rarity, as we normally don’t move things along in chronological order). 

Hilda has been living in my brain for nearly a year, so it is incredibly fun to finally free her from those confines and see what she can achieve in her world. I’d like to think she’s off to a fine start. You can find out for yourself when the episode airs in September.

Epic of World Saga: Our Patreon Has Launched

Please indulge me while I veer a bit off-topic. As some of you may already know, in one of my “other” lives I’m involved with the audio action adventure Epic of World Saga.  It’s super fun and rewarding. We’re still in early days, and are doing everything we can to make it better, bigger, and brighter. After much consideration, Kev and I decided to go down the Patreon route. I know, I know! 

Here’s a little post I wrote about it, over on the EoWS blog. If you are not interested in backing us, no worries! I’ll still love you. Spreading the word on social media is also super important, so if you’d hit the share button for the platform of your choice…that would be amazing and lovely. 

OUR PATREON HAS LAUNCHED

PATREON DETAILS

Thank you for your time!