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Writing About Dragons and Shit

Writing About Dragons and Shit

By Writing About Dragons and Shit

This is the official podcast feed for Writing About Dragons and Shit - a podcast about writing with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi. Each week B Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Idle Champions Presents), Erin M. Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers), and Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Psychology). New Episodes go live every Wednesday at 4am PST!
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Ep. 68: And Another Tangent (or The Anti-Hero Episode)
Ep. 68: And Another Tangent (or The Anti-Hero Episode)
This week we got together and decided to do one of our good old Tangent episodes! …Except we did do that at all and instead ended up talking about Anti-Heroes and Villains for a whole hour. So, this week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis don’t tangent as much as they thought they would! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
01:05:07
January 25, 2023
Ep. 67: Purposefully Improving
Ep. 67: Purposefully Improving
We recently talked about forming a writing habit - and doing it intentionally. But what other things can we do to purposefully improve our craft? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about how they have purposefully improved their writing. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
01:01:42
January 19, 2023
Ep. 66: Comic Writing
Ep. 66: Comic Writing
We’re a host down this week, but we decided this was the perfect time to talk about the art of writing comics! This week B. Dave Walters and Treavor Bettis talk about as many aspects of writing comics as they could think of! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
47:12
January 11, 2023
Ep. 65: Forming a Writing Habit
Ep. 65: Forming a Writing Habit
We’re back! And in our first episode of 2023 we wanted to talk about writing habits that weren’t NaNoWriMo. This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about how they went about forming their writing habits and what they do when the habits change. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
01:09:57
January 04, 2023
Ep. 64: Journey of the Tangerinos
Ep. 64: Journey of the Tangerinos
It’s the last episode of 2022! To celebrate Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis sat down with some mixed drinks and listener questions! So pour a glass of Pepper Nog, get cozy, and relax with us actually managing to answer all of the questions in one episode! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
01:11:37
December 15, 2022
Ep. 63: Naming Stuff
Ep. 63: Naming Stuff
Like most books things need names - but in Fantasy and Sci-Fi those names are usually made up! So how do you make them up? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about how they go about naming things. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Enroll in B. Dave’s 14 Day Writer: https://www.undisputedacademy.com/14-day-writer-home-page
48:28
November 30, 2022
Ep. 62: You Wrote a Book! Now What?
Ep. 62: You Wrote a Book! Now What?
NOTE: B. Dave's audio was being weird at the start of the show - but it clears up half-way through and none of us know how or why. Did my best to clean it up. NaNoWriMo is almost over, and many of you are well on your way to finish your first book! Huzaa! But now what? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about what they do when they’ve finished a book - and what they do next! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
57:53
November 23, 2022
Ep. 61: New Book Glow
Ep. 61: New Book Glow
This week the gang is back together for another tangent episode! B. Dave checks in with Erin about how the first week of Empire of Exiles has been, Treavor gives an update on NaNoWriMo, and two listeners wrote in with some fun questions (and one of them is about D&D!). Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
56:39
November 17, 2022
Ep. 60: Empire of Exiles
Ep. 60: Empire of Exiles
This week Treavor Bettis sits down with Erin M. Evans to talk about her brand new book Empire of Exiles! They discuss everything from how the idea for the book formed, how characters came to be, as well as some writing advice along the way! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pick up Empire of Exiles out now! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
51:13
November 09, 2022
Ep. 59: Empire of Exiles Worldbuilding
Ep. 59: Empire of Exiles Worldbuilding
We’ve talked about Worldbuilding in several episodes, but we haven’t gotten to talk about already built worlds and what thoughts went into making them. This week Erin M. Evans takes B. Dave Walters and Treavor Bettis on a guided tour of the world in her upcoming book Empire of Exiles! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Empire of Exiles Launch Event: https://www.ubookstore.com/events?id=180 Empire of Exiles Maps: https://twitter.com/erinmevans/status/1580238927122034691?s=46&t=Bm-XHiRlhkMUwVFEnYkm5g Art Cards from Empire of Exiles: https://twitter.com/erinmevans/status/1585344654245232642?s=20&t=1MQ61WiNtmWOPVGVkZVUWA 
01:01:53
October 26, 2022
Ep. 58: NaNoWrMo Questions
Ep. 58: NaNoWrMo Questions
It’s October - which only means one thing! NaNoWrMo is upon us! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis take a trip through r/NaNoWrMo and answer some of the questions posted on that lovely subreddit. Is a gentleman’s agreement made at some point? Find out! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Empire of Exiles Launch Event: https://www.ubookstore.com/events?id=180
01:03:12
October 19, 2022
Special: Welcome to Dragon Talk
Special: Welcome to Dragon Talk
This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis sit down with the amazing hosts of Dragon Talk - the Official D&D Podcast! Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble wrote a book about their amazing podcast and the people they’ve gotten to talk to over the years. Tune in for a great discussion about the book and plenty of tangents! Special Guests: Shelly Mazzanoble (Dragon Talk, Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress) https://twitter.com/shellymoo  Greg Tito (Dragon Talk, Re:Engage NTG) https://twitter.com/Gregtito  Pre-Order Welcome to Dragon Talk Here: https://uipress.uiowa.edu/books/welcome-dragon-talk  Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876
01:04:52
October 12, 2022
Ep. 57: Return of the Tangent
Ep. 57: Return of the Tangent
After having several wonderful guests we’re back to just the three of us - and what better way to get back into the groove than a tangent episode? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Used Book Stores, Horror Stories, Writing Ideas, and Preptober! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875 Empire of Exiles Launch Event: https://www.ubookstore.com/events?id=180
58:41
October 05, 2022
Ep. 56: Cursing with Shanna Germain (or Judicious F-Bomb)
Ep. 56: Cursing with Shanna Germain (or Judicious F-Bomb)
We swear A LOT on this show - but it’s also something that appears often in novels. Whether it’s a good old $%*# or a **** - or something completely made up, swearing happens. This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, Treavor Bettis, and Special Guest Shanna Germain talk about swearing! Special Guest: Shanna Germain (Monte Cook Games) https://twitter.com/ShannaGermain Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:03:18
September 28, 2022
Ep. 55: Thoughts on Sci-Fi World Building with Rich Larson
Ep. 55: Thoughts on Sci-Fi World Building with Rich Larson
We’ve talked a lot about World Building - but mainly from a Fantasy point of view. Let’s change that! And to help us out we’ve got someone who has actually written a Sci-Fi novel! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, Treavor Bettis, and Special Guest Rich Larson Special Guest: Rich Larson (Ymir, Annex) https://richwlarson.tumblr.com/ Buy Ymir Here: https://www.amazon.com/Cypher-Violet-Wars-Rich-Larson/dp/0316416584/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1662504400&sr=8-1 Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
59:03
September 07, 2022
Ep. 54: Quick Fire Topics with Ed McDonald
Ep. 54: Quick Fire Topics with Ed McDonald
Prophecies - do we love them or hate them? How do we reflect real world issues in fantasy? What’s your favorite monster and why is it a Dragon?! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, Treavor Bettis and Special Guest Ed McDonald answer these and more! Special Guest: Ed McDonald (Daughter of Redwinter, Raven’s Mark Trilogy) https://twitter.com/EdMcDonaldTFK https://edmcdonaldwriting.com/ Buy Daughter of Redwinter Here: https://edmcdonaldwriting.com/buy-books/ Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
58:42
August 31, 2022
Ep. 53: Dialogue 2: The Second One
Ep. 53: Dialogue 2: The Second One
Hey remember that time we answered questions about Dialogue that Erin had answered years before? Remember how we didn’t finish all the questions? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis answer a bunch of fun questions about Dialogue! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:03:23
August 24, 2022
Ep.52: Film Scripts
Ep.52: Film Scripts
How do people write movies?! What does a script even look like? What’s the difference between novels and scripts? This week B. Dave Walters and Treavor Bettis (we miss you Erin!) talk about film scripts and what goes into them. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
56:60
August 03, 2022
Ep. 51: Time Travel with Ren Hutchings
Ep. 51: Time Travel with Ren Hutchings
Is it future? Or it is past? How do you keep time travel straight in your head while writing? And are there rules of time travel? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, Treavor Bettis, and Special Guest Ren Hutchings talk about Time Travel! Special Guest: Ren Hutchings (Under Fortunate Stars) https://twitter.com/voidcricket Get Ren’s Book Here: https://linktr.ee/underfortunatestars Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:01:01
July 20, 2022
Ep. 50: Not Writing About Dragons and Shit
Ep. 50: Not Writing About Dragons and Shit
Hey remember how we said we were gonna work on a book for our 50th Episode? Plot twist - we didn’t do that! (We will down the road) Instead - Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Two Types of Writers, Writer’s Block, and Revisions! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:05:26
July 06, 2022
Ep. 49: Listener Questions (or Impactful Um)
Ep. 49: Listener Questions (or Impactful Um)
We put out a call and you answered! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis answer questions from listeners (like you!) about books they love, their dream projects, historical fiction, and more! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:30:18
June 22, 2022
Ep. 48: Worldbuilding Revisited
Ep. 48: Worldbuilding Revisited
It’s been a bit since we talked about Worldbuilding (WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S BEEN A YEAR?!) - so let’s change that! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis Revisit Worldbuilding and talk about where they start! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:06:24
June 08, 2022
Ep. 47: Lesbian Werewolf Crimefighters
Ep. 47: Lesbian Werewolf Crimefighters
Not every topic can be an hour long - but some listener questions can be a half an episode! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis answer a question about self-publishing, and then talk a bit about their writing and what scenes they love to write! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:07:23
June 01, 2022
Ep. 46: Multiple Points of View
Ep. 46: Multiple Points of View
Does your book have more than one point of view? How does that work? When are you supposed to switch? Whose head am I in?! Okay, that may be overreacting. This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Multiple Points of View. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
58:12
May 25, 2022
Ep. 45: Outlines
Ep. 45: Outlines
Outlines have come up several times over the course of this show (with strong encouragement from B. Dave), but how do you do one? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about how they Outline! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
01:05:60
May 04, 2022
Ep. 44: Free Writing and Subplots (or Load-Bearing “Just”)
Ep. 44: Free Writing and Subplots (or Load-Bearing “Just”)
What do we mean when we talk about Free Writing - and is it worth it? Also, what the heck is a Subplot?! Do I have too many of them?! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Free Writing and Subplots. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor Pre-Order Erin’s Next Book, Empire of Exiles, below! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Exiles-Erin-M-Evans/dp/0316440876 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/empire-of-exiles-erin-m-evans/1141116256?ean=9780316440875
56:12
April 20, 2022
Ep. 43: Oops All Questions
Ep. 43: Oops All Questions
We put a call out for questions and you answered! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis relax and answer all your burning questions in their first Oops All Questions episode! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:04:05
April 13, 2022
Ep. 42: Our First Projects
Ep. 42: Our First Projects
We have talked about our WIP as well as recent projects - but what about when we were all the wee-baby-writer? How did we go from hobbyist to Writer? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about their First Porjects. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:03:22
April 06, 2022
Ep. 41: Monster Tangents
Ep. 41: Monster Tangents
This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis sit down for another Tangent episode. They start off with a listener question about fantasy creatures and monsters, then spend some time on their WIP before talking about Short Fiction and Films. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:07:23
March 23, 2022
Ep. 40: Magic (or Magic Bananas)
Ep. 40: Magic (or Magic Bananas)
Does magic need rules? Can it solve all your stories problems? Do you need to know EVERYTHING about how it works? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about using Magic in their stories and what to look out for when you use it in yours! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:01:50
March 16, 2022
Ep. 39: TTRPG Writing with Richard August
Ep. 39: TTRPG Writing with Richard August
One of the biggest requests from our listeners has been to talk about writing for TTRPGs and we finally did it! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, Treavor Bettis, and special guest Richard August talk about many different aspects of writing for Tabletop Roleplaying Games! Special Guest: Richard August (Steamforged Games) https://twitter.com/RpgAugust Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:09:19
March 09, 2022
Ep. 38: Descriptions
Ep. 38: Descriptions
How much detail is too much? How do you find a good place to describe your main character? Who is Chekhov - and what’s up with his gun? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Descriptions! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:02:02
February 23, 2022
Ep. 37: Sex Scenes (or Fictional Nipples)
Ep. 37: Sex Scenes (or Fictional Nipples)
Sex scenes might not be in every book - but when they are it’s important to get them right. Well, right for your story that is. This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Betties are joined by special guest Rhiannon Held to talk about writing Sex Scenes and to look out for when writing them. Special Guest: Rhiannon Held (Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/RhiannonHeld Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:04:13
February 16, 2022
Ep. 36: Real World Culture in World Building
Ep. 36: Real World Culture in World Building
This week we answer another Tangerino question - this time about using Real World Cultures as inspiration for your world building. Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about if you should do it and if so how you can do it. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
57:22
February 02, 2022
Ep. 35: First and Last Lines
Ep. 35: First and Last Lines
We got another email from one of our awesome Tangarinos and we spent a whole episode answering it! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about First Lines, Last Lines, and even how they keep their WIP orginized. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:10:56
January 26, 2022
Ep. 34: Co-Writing and Character Flaws
Ep. 34: Co-Writing and Character Flaws
You may have seen books with two authors names on it - or film credits with a list of writer names. How does this work? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Co-Writing and sneak in a chat about Character Flaws and why they are important. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:02:32
January 19, 2022
Ep. 33: Killing Characters
Ep. 33: Killing Characters
Sometimes a character just needs to die - but does it always have to be a heroic sacrifice? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis are back with their first episode of 2022 and talk about Killing Characters. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:06:56
January 05, 2022
Ep. 32: Year in Review
Ep. 32: Year in Review
It’s our last show of 2021! And what better way to round out the year than having some fun conversations, writing talk, and answering a few listener questions. We hope you all have a great Holiday and we’ll see you in 2022! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:15:19
December 15, 2021
Ep. 31: Prologues
Ep. 31: Prologues
We’ve talked about Starting Your Book, but what if that start isn’t quite connected to the main characters? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Prologues and even sneak in a bit about Epilogues! Also, let it be known that Treavor remembered: https://youtu.be/vO8NEsx9m58 Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:01:39
December 08, 2021
Ep. 30: Fancy Chocolate & Strange Liquor
Ep. 30: Fancy Chocolate & Strange Liquor
After a short (unexpected) break we’re back with another tangent episode! And to our surprise there’s actually some educational stuff sprinkled into it! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about whatever pops into their head. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
58:34
December 01, 2021
Ep. 29: Realism and Plot Holes
Ep. 29: Realism and Plot Holes
How much of the real world do you need in your fantasy story? And how little is considered a problem? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Realism in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Plot Holes. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:03:45
November 10, 2021
Ep. 28: Dawn Voyage of the Tangerinos
Ep. 28: Dawn Voyage of the Tangerinos
This week B. Dave Walters, Erin M. Evans, and Treavor Bettis spend a whole episode talking about two questions from one of their listeners. How did they start writing? Why do they keep writing? Find out - and hear some advice for the listener’s book! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
58:28
November 03, 2021
Ep. 27: NaNoWriMo Pep Talk
Ep. 27: NaNoWriMo Pep Talk
National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner! Are you ready for it? To get you psyched for writing 50,000 words in 30 days Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about getting prepped and ready to write! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:02:08
October 27, 2021
Ep. 26: Magic in Your Setting with Keith Baker
Ep. 26: Magic in Your Setting with Keith Baker
If we all had access to magic powers - how would that change our everyday life? And what would it do to the world itself? This week special guest Keith Baker talks with Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis about using Magic in Your Setting. Special Guest: Keith Baker (Eberron, Gloom) https://twitter.com/HellCowKeith Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:11:15
October 20, 2021
Ep. 25: Making Heroes
Ep. 25: Making Heroes
We’ve talked about how to make villains, but what about who is going to stand in their way? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about the ways they go about making heroes for their stories. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:01:06
October 13, 2021
Ep. 24: Oops All Tangents
Ep. 24: Oops All Tangents
Talking about writing is so much fun! So Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis decided to do just that. Sit down, and just talk about writing. Enjoy! Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:03:44
October 06, 2021
Ep. 23: The Business (or Bitter, Fat Washed, and Nutty)
Ep. 23: The Business (or Bitter, Fat Washed, and Nutty)
Getting published in any way is more than just writing something and hitting a “Publish Button”. But what does the business side look like? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about the business of publishing and screen writing. There is also a fair amount of Peppa Pig talk... Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:16:14
September 29, 2021
Ep. 22: Character Chemistry with Rhiannon Held
Ep. 22: Character Chemistry with Rhiannon Held
We all want our characters to be happy - and sometimes that means they want a relationship! But how do you make convincing chemistry between two characters? This week special guest Rhiannon Held joins Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis to talk about character chemistry. Special Guest: Rhiannon Held (Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/RhiannonHeld Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
59:30
September 22, 2021
Ep. 21: Getting the Most Out of Reading
Ep. 21: Getting the Most Out of Reading
It’s just as important for a writer to read as it is to write. But how do you get the most out of reading as a writer? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about what they think about and look for when reading novels. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
57:38
September 15, 2021
Ep. 20: Sequels & Series Potential
Ep. 20: Sequels & Series Potential
We’ve thrown around “series potential” a lot, but what does that mean? And what do you even do when you actually sit down to write a sequel to your book? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about what they do with sequels and having a book with series potential. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
55:32
September 09, 2021
Ep. 19: Dialogue
Ep. 19: Dialogue
Most genre books have one thing in common - there’s a lot of dialogue. But what makes that dialogue good? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about what they do when it’s time for their characters to start talking. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:00:59
September 01, 2021
Ep.18: Villains
Ep.18: Villains
Not every book needs a physical villain - but for those that do how do we go about making them? Can you just drop a mustache twirling dude in any story? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about the ways they go about making villains. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
43:41
August 26, 2021
Ep. 17: Endings and 2nd Drafts
Ep. 17: Endings and 2nd Drafts
How do you know you have a good ending? And once you have one you gotta move onto your 2nd Draft! What do you do then?! (Seriously, Treavor needs to know!) This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about Endings, 2nd Drafts, and Show Don’t Tell. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
54:53
August 18, 2021
Ep. 16: Writing Process
Ep. 16: Writing Process
What do writers mean when they say “my writing process”? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about what writing process is and how they went about finding their own way of writing. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
50:42
August 11, 2021
Ep. 15: Pacing & Tension
Ep. 15: Pacing & Tension
We’ve talked about Act Structure, but what gets you from one plot point to the other? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about pacing and tension and how they work - sometimes together - to move a story along. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
59:06
August 04, 2021
Ep. 14: Breaking In
Ep. 14: Breaking In
There are a lot of talks about Breaking In to the industry, and honestly there is no right answer. This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about their experiences with the industry - and totally don’t at all try to do a second topic about Process. Of course they don’t, that’s next week’s topic... Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:01:14
July 28, 2021
Ep. 13: Info Dumps
Ep. 13: Info Dumps
For a thousand generations the - all right that’s enough of that; this week we are talking about info dumps! B. Dave Walters, Erin M. Evans, and Treavor Bettis talk about all the ways they go about diving out information about their worlds in their stories. And there’s totally not at all a second secret topic that should totally be in the title... Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
57:44
July 14, 2021
Ep. 12: Structure
Ep. 12: Structure
Structure is an important part of storytelling no matter how you do it. This week B. Dave Walters, Erin M. Evans, and Treavor Bettis talk about different types of structure - from Three Act to Five Act to the Hero’s Journey. B. Dave Walters on Structure: https://t.co/fznsWekTbf?amp=1 Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
56:22
July 07, 2021
Ep. 11: World Building Overview
Ep. 11: World Building Overview
Wrapping up our small block of World Building episodes, Treavor has a new project and needs help focusing on what to build. Erin M. Evans and B. Dave Walters answer his questions about what is and isn’t important to work on at this early stage and how to best go about building his world. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:03:44
June 30, 2021
Ep. 10: World Building: Governments with Ed Greenwood
Ep. 10: World Building: Governments with Ed Greenwood
We continue this block of world building episodes with THE Ed Greenwood. He joins Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis to talk about ways of building governments and what role they play in the process of world building. Special Guest: Ed Greewood (The Elminster Series, The Saga of Shadowdale) https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:12:59
June 23, 2021
Ep. 9: World Building with Patrick Rothfuss
Ep. 9: World Building with Patrick Rothfuss
World Building is a HUGE part of fantasy writing and who better to talk to about than Patrick Rothfuss himself. He joins Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis to talk about how they go about world building and to also give Treavor a new nickname. Be sure to check out Worldbuilders.org June 21st - 28th for #GeeksDoingGood and help support an awesome cause! Special Guest: Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Worldbuilders) https://twitter.com/PatrickRothfuss https://worldbuilders.org/ Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:20:11
June 16, 2021
Ep. 8: Trauma with Dr. Janina Scarlet
Ep. 8: Trauma with Dr. Janina Scarlet
Books can deal with trauma in many ways. A character could have a trauma, the plot could heavily deal with one, or it could be about processing one. This week Dr. Janina Scarlet joins Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis to talk about the ways trauma can be done in a story. Special Guest: Dr. Janina Scarlet (Super-Women, Superhero Therapy) https://twitter.com/ShadowQuill Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
49:59
June 09, 2021
Ep. 7: POV and Symbolism
Ep. 7: POV and Symbolism
Do I write in First Person? Do you write in Second Person? Do they write in Third?! Picking a point of view can be a tough decision and this week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walter, and Treavor Bettis talk about how they pick which POV to tell a story. Oh, and they also tangent into Symbolism at one point. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
56:44
June 02, 2021
Ep. 6: Finding Characters
Ep. 6: Finding Characters
Where do characters come from? Do they just pop in out of the abyss? Or do you have to go find them? This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about they way they go about finding characters and the ways they fit into their stories. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
58:53
May 26, 2021
Ep. 5: Inspiration
Ep. 5: Inspiration
Inspiration can come from any number of places and this week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis talk about some of the places they find inspiration. As well as several other tangents they find along the way... Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
57:59
May 19, 2021
Ep. 4: Writer's Block
Ep. 4: Writer's Block
Now that the fun episodes are out of the way - let's get into everyone's favorite topic: Writer's Block. This week Erin, B. Dave, and Treavor talk about their experiences with writer's block and what they have done to combat it.  Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
55:43
May 12, 2021
Ep. 3: Writing in Established Worlds with Jim Zub
Ep. 3: Writing in Established Worlds with Jim Zub
What are arcs and why are they important? Well, first off - they are very important, but we’ll get to that. This week we talk about the ways we go about finding a character’s arc and how they might change while we are writing them. Special Guest: Jim Zub (Evil at Baldur’s Gate, Conan the Barbarian) https://twitter.com/jimzub Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
01:09:28
May 05, 2021
Ep. 2: Character Arcs
Ep. 2: Character Arcs
What are arcs and why are they important? Well, first off - they are very important, but we’ll get to that. This week we talk about the ways we go about finding a character’s arc and how they might change while we are writing them. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
56:50
May 05, 2021
Ep. 1: First Drafts
Ep. 1: First Drafts
Your first draft is probably going to suck - as much as that sucks to say. For our first episode we talk about all the joys and annoyances of first drafts and the ways that we tackle them. Starring: Erin M Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://twitter.com/BDaveWalters Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Lore) https://twitter.com/TheTreavor
59:47
May 05, 2021
Ep. 0: Where to Start
Ep. 0: Where to Start
We talk about what we think about when deciding where to start a novel with Susan J. Morris.
01:00:25
March 23, 2021