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Most Writers Are Fans

Most Writers Are Fans

By Terry Bartley

Join host, Terry Bartley, as he talks to writers about what got them into the craft and what are some of their favorite examples of great writing.
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REBROADCAST - Cody Walker and DCEU
REBROADCAST - Cody Walker and DCEU
Rebroadcast - Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm rebroadcasting an interview from last season with Cody Walker. Make sure you check out his Kickstarter for his upcoming book, Patchwork. In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by multi-talented writer Cody Walker to discuss his upcoming novel, Patchwork, and his background as a writer and teacher. We also talked about the insanity of the Discovery Warner Brothers merger and the plans to find a "Kevin Feige-like" helmsman. Things mentioned in the episode: DC Comics, Batman v. Superman, DC League of Super-Pets, Justice League, Watchman, MCU, Scream, The Birthday Boys, Disney Plus, Birds of Prey. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
01:06:12
November 25, 2022
2.5 Amanda Ross and Horror
2.5 Amanda Ross and Horror
In the fifth episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by dark fantasy writer Amanda Ross to talk about her new book, In the House of Transcendence. We also discussed what makes good horror and also a bit of a side conversation about writing queer characters. Things mentioned in the episode: Hereditary, Jordan Peele, Nightmare on Elm Street, Midsommar, Evil Dead, Barbarian, Nana by Brenden Massey, X, Year of the Witching, Julie and the Phantoms, Ghosts. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
43:47
November 18, 2022
2.4 Sub-Radio and Representation
2.4 Sub-Radio and Representation
In the fourth episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by Adam Bradley, Matt Prodanovich, and Kyle Cochran of the band Sub-Radio, to talk about their music including their latest single, Everything I Had, and their current headlining tour. We also discussed the idea of representation and how to ensure that your work reflects who you are. Things mentioned in the episode: MUNA, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, Carry On, Michael Cera, Heartstopper, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The 1975, Hippo Campus, The Aces. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
50:41
November 11, 2022
2.3 AJ Smith and Writing to the Moment
2.3 AJ Smith and Writing to the Moment
In the third episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by AJ Smith, a solo musician, to talk about his music including his latest single, Drama. We also discussed the idea of writing to the moment and making your work culturally relevant. Things mentioned in the episode: Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn, Oathbringer, Ryan Tedder, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, NYU. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
52:10
November 04, 2022
2.2 Lonely Hero Games and Write What You Know
2.2 Lonely Hero Games and Write What You Know
In the second episode of season 2 of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by Jared Kaplan and Chris Kincaid from Lonely Hero Games to discuss their games Hungry for Humans and Bank Heist. We also discussed the idea of write what you know. Things mentioned in the episode: Dungeons and Dragons, Lords of Waterdeep. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
52:58
October 28, 2022
2.1 Tarin Santos and Royalty
2.1 Tarin Santos and Royalty
In the season 2 premiere of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fellow light fantasy writer Tarin Santos to discuss her fantasy first book, Dagger Eyes. We also discussed the concept of royalty in fiction. Things mentioned in the episode: The Princess Diaries, Frozen, E. D. Baker, Wide-Awake Princess Series, Deltora Quest, Red, White and Royal Blue, The Prince and Me, Sofia the First, The Crown. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to contact@terrybartleywriter.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
58:50
October 21, 2022
1.8 Andrea Fink and The Strong Female Character
1.8 Andrea Fink and The Strong Female Character
In the season 1 finale of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fellow fantasy writer Andrea Fink to discuss her fantasy trilogy, Mask, Mist and Wave. We also discussed the idea of the strong female character and how it has improved through the years. Things mentioned in the episode: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games, Frozen, Encanto, Game of Thrones, Moana, Raya and the Last Dragon, Tangled. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
47:32
September 02, 2022
1.7 Cara Buckley and Religion in Pop Culture
1.7 Cara Buckley and Religion in Pop Culture
In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by movie review and dystopian writer Cara Buckley to discuss her upcoming novel, and her movie review website, Hollywood Jesus. We also briefly talked about religious allegory until it went off the rails and we had a great conversation about Christianity in American society. Things mentioned in the episode: Superman, Man of Steel, Justice League, Star Wars, Narnia, Turning Red. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
47:01
August 26, 2022
1.6 Cody Walker and the DCEU
1.6 Cody Walker and the DCEU
In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by multi-talented writer Cody Walker to discuss his upcoming novel, Patchwork, and his background as a writer and teacher. We also talked about the insanity of the Discovery Warner Brothers merger and the plans to find a "Kevin Feige-like" helmsman. Things mentioned in the episode: DC Comics, Batman v. Superman, DC League of Super-Pets, Justice League, Watchman, MCU, Scream, The Birthday Boys, Disney Plus, Birds of Prey. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
01:10:53
August 19, 2022
1.5 Anthony DeMinico and Player Choice
1.5 Anthony DeMinico and Player Choice
In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by game designer Anthony DeMinico AKA LibrariaNPC to discuss his most recent game, GhastBashers, and how he got into game design in the first place. We also talked about how to think about player choice when building tabletop games and the struggles of being an indie writer. Things mentioned in the episode: Ghostbusters, The Centurions, Dungeons and Dragons, Reboot, HBO Max, TBS, TNT, Chad, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Super Sentai. Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com. Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
01:01:40
August 12, 2022
1.4 The 95s and Music in Movies
1.4 The 95s and Music in Movies
In this episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by Matt Zoeter, the lead singer of The 95s, to discuss his experience as a songwriter and the origin of his band. We also talked about why music is so important in TV shows and movies. Things mentioned in the episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, Elvis, Titanic, Sub-Radio, "Better When I'm Dancing," by Meghan Trainor, The Hunger Games, James Bond, Interstellar. Vote for The 95s to pay at the Hollywood Bowl: https://theopenact.com/2022/the-95-39-s Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
43:09
August 05, 2022
1.3 Kirsha Fox and Mary Sues
1.3 Kirsha Fox and Mary Sues
In the third episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by fantasy writer, Kirsha Fox, to discuss her upcoming book, "Son of Deception." We also talked about the concept of The Mary Sue. Things mentioned in the episode: Star Wars Superman Dungeons and Dragons Stranger Things Smallville Into the Woods Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com Send requests to be a guest or comments about the episode to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
42:14
July 29, 2022
1.2 Chase Henderson and World Building
1.2 Chase Henderson and World Building
In second episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley is joined by writer and game designer, Chase Henderson, to discuss his writing projects and the concept of World Building. Things mentioned in the episode: Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta So I'm a Spider, So What? Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss Kitamura's Berserk Carry On by Rainbow Rowell That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Disco Elysium Netflix's Arcane Pixar's Luca Good Girls Friends at the Table Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans. Read my stories now on terrybartley.com Send requests to be a guest to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
01:06:23
July 22, 2022
1.1 - Writing and Character
1.1 - Writing and Character
In this debut episode of "Most Writers Are Fans," host Terry Bartley discusses his personal writing journey. He also talks about his project to write 100 fantasy stories in a year and how that has led to interesting world building.
36:42
July 15, 2022
Most Writers are Fans - Coming This July
Most Writers are Fans - Coming This July
Subscribe now to receive new episodes of Most Writers are Fans.  Read my stories now on terrybartley.com Send requests to be a guest to terry@terrybartley.com Theme Song: Young Squire - TrackTribe
00:53
June 16, 2022