Podcast Interview: This Is Your Mixtape

•December 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I recently had a great chat with Michael Collins (not the Irish revolutionary) of This Is Your Mixtape, a podcast where guests pick five songs that impacted them throughout their life. You can check out the interview here. There’s lots of other great episodes to check out there as well. It’s also available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

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For my five songs I picked Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers; The Decline – NoFX; All The Things You Are – Joe Pass; Sounds of Science – The Beastie Boys; Atlas, Rise! – Metallica

The main thread throughout the conversation started with me picking up guitar as an adolescent after I saw the music video for Scar Tissue and my growth as a musician and subsequent transition into being an author. This lead to topics like self-confidence, virtuosity vs artistry, recognizing when to give up on certain goals, and re-discovering things you liked when you were a kid as an adult.

Cheers,

-b

Farm to Table: Worldbuilding vs Storytelling — Engen Books

•December 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I wrote about world building vs storytelling for the Engen blog. Check it out.

Last weekend I attended a panel on world building in genre fiction. There was a lot of interesting discussion, including one question a lot of genre writers grapple with constantly: When does world building stop? As in, when does world building become tedious exposition. After all, the reader doesn’t want an encyclopedic presentation of your […]

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Write Like No One’s Reading

•November 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

http://engenbooks.com/2018/10/28/write-like-no-ones-reading/

Blog post I did for Engen about my biggest breakthrough as a writer

Deconstruction Junction: Fifty Tentacles of Cthulhu

•September 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Plato, Lovecraft, and BDSM. What does a predilection for sadomasochism have to do with a thirst for knowledge of the unknown? In this episode I explore the relationship between kinky sex and experimental physics in the movie FROM BEYOND by drawing on Plato.

Check it out here or on iTunes.

Patreon

•September 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I’ve taken the leap and started a Patreon. I figure there’s no risk in starting one so I might as well give it a shot. As of right now I’m charging per podcast episode. There are $1 and $5 tiers. I’m in the process of brainstorming more tiers/rewards. Any feedback would be great. Check out my page here.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow: The failure of the DCEU

•September 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Hey guys,

I wrote about the current problems facing the DC Extended Universe for the Engen blog. Check it out:

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow: The failure of the DCEU

Deconstruction Junction: Shut the Gate

•September 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The second episode of my podcast is live! I apply the philosophy of Jacques Derrida to 300 and Beowulf to explore the concepts of toxic masculinity and deconstruction. Hope you enjoy!