Episode 11: Series vs. Standalone Books, Heel/Face and Face/Heel Turns

In this episode we talk about series versus standalone books both in the commercial and artistic sense as well as heel/face and face/heel turns in fiction and professional wrestling. Seriously. We are not joking about this--except when we're making jokes. Want to subscribe? You'll know the moment new episodes so are released on: Stitcher Apple's [...]

By | 2016-10-15T15:55:43+00:00 October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Luke Cage’s Symbol of Justice

Captain America has his shield. Thor's got his hammer. Iron Man's got his full-body armor. Not just weapons that they wield, but iconic symbols of their mythic power. At first glance, all Luke Cage seems to have is superhuman strength, bulletproof skin, and some pretty cool street clothes. And while some purist naysayers may not [...]

By | 2016-10-03T02:18:12+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Stephen T. Brophy|Comments Off on Luke Cage’s Symbol of Justice

Recipe for a Superhero Novel

According to the nursery rhyme, boys are made of slugs and snails and puppy dog tails and girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. I have my doubts that either of those recipes is accurate, let alone complete, but there are elements of these ingredients in all of us. Books come from [...]

By | 2016-09-24T17:48:14+00:00 September 24th, 2016|On Writing, PCS Officers, Samantha Bryant, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recipe for a Superhero Novel

Junior League for Writers: Fanfiction

Are you interested in getting others to see your writing, but are feeling shy about simply jumping into publishing your own serial, or independently publishing your work? If so, I’d like to recommend you try fanfiction first, as a way to dip your toes into the water and get feedback on your writing. My experience [...]

By | 2016-08-28T13:08:39+00:00 August 28th, 2016|On Writing, Palladian, Writing Tips|Comments Off on Junior League for Writers: Fanfiction

Curveball’s First Year is Free to All

These days there's always a certain level of risk involved when you take on a new author. Sure, it might be great -- you might be swept away into a brand new world, caught up in a fantastic story, gripped by the trials and tribulations of the characters as you watch them struggle -- on [...]

By | 2016-08-16T12:05:53+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Christopher B. Wright|Comments Off on Curveball’s First Year is Free to All

Deep Talk, Or Why I Love Cons

My last con for the summer was Con-Gregate, a small sci-fi/fantasy convention in High Point, North Carolina, where I was a guest author (You can read about what I was doing there here and about the con itself here). I knew I was going to have fun, and my expectations were exceeded. There's nothing like spending [...]

By | 2016-08-16T08:03:29+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Conventions, PCS Officers, Samantha Bryant, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deep Talk, Or Why I Love Cons

Our Next Anthology

Friends of the Pen & Cape Society, You may remember our two previous anthologies "The Good Fight" and "The Good Fight: Villains." We're going to do another anthology. Have any ideas for a theme? We'll look at your suggestions.

By | 2016-08-16T00:03:46+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Next Anthology

It Ain’t Shakespeare, But It’s Definitely Suicide Squad

Maybe I was just seduced by the tantalizing marketing, but up until very recently, David Ayer's Suicide Squad marked the first time I was genuinely excited about an upcoming DC/Warner Bros. property since at least The Dark Knight. Critical response, and feeling pretty burned by Green Lantern  and The Dark Knight Rises, was enough to keep me from experiencing Man of [...]

By | 2016-08-07T11:58:33+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Ain’t Shakespeare, But It’s Definitely Suicide Squad

GenCon and GenCon Writer’s Symposium Start Tomorrow in Indianapolis

The best four days of gaming is also one of the best conventions for writers. You can attend events to have your work evaluated, discuss the current market with industry insiders, and meet dozens of up-and-coming authors and established best-sellers like Robin Hobb (The Farseer Trilogy) and Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind). Afterwards, [...]

By | 2016-08-03T14:42:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Conventions, Jeffrey Allen|2 Comments

Now on preorder: The Neighborhood Watch

*Reprinted with permission from Local Hero Press Beautiful cover art by Karyn Lewis Bonfiglio First, bask in the glory of this gorgeous cover art: Now let us tell you about this book. The Neighborhood Watch is written for middle-grade readers, but we think adult fans of the Just Cause Universe will enjoy it too. Twelve-year-old [...]

By | 2016-08-02T23:06:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Book Series, Cover Art, Featured, Ian Thomas Healy|Comments Off on Now on preorder: The Neighborhood Watch

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