Writers Group Therapy
Session #136: We’re back! Or “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

Session #136: We’re back! Or “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

October 4, 2021

Rachanee and Tom are back from their pandemic Summer breaks with updates on what they and the industry have been up to and what’s coming next.

SHOW NOTES:

Listen to Rachanee on “Two Book Bitches”

Listen to Tom talk James Cameron’s “The Abyss” with Sam Gasch on the Ideal Remake podcast

“Heir of Amber and Fire” is the first book in Rachanee’s Kingdom Legacy series.
Available online at these e-bookstores: https://books2read.com/rachanee
On Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736181114

Tom's word game for Android and iOS - Wordcursion: http://www.wordcursion.com

Play games with Tom on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/zumonchurocka
CandyHidra PNGTuber Artist: https://www.fiverr.com/candyhidra

Session #135 - Year 4 Wrap Up! Wordcursion and Heir of Amber and Fire

Session #135 - Year 4 Wrap Up! Wordcursion and Heir of Amber and Fire

May 18, 2021

Looking for some Summer reading or a new game to while away the hours? This session, we discuss our recent projects; Rachanee’s new YA fantasy novel “Heir of Amber and Fire” and Tom’s just launched head-to-head mobile word find game “Wordcursion.” Both are available at links below in the show notes. This session marks the end of our 4th year! We’ll be on Summer break for a the next couple months. Look for new sessions in August. Thanks for listening!

 

SHOW NOTES:

Wordcursion on Google Play

Wordcursion Website

Follow @Wordcursion on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for iOS launch news and updates

 

About “Heir of Amber and Fire”

Jennica is a princess on the run. On the run from an arranged marriage. On the run from a king whose mysterious plans could completely destroy her beloved home, the magical kingdom of Calia. And, she hopes, she's running toward the truth of her heritage. To uncover the mysteries of her past, Princess Jennica will have to rely on a dragon seeker and his team to lead her to the creature who once kidnapped her mother. But how can she fully trust her allies, when she knows she must betray them?

“Heir of Amber and Fire” is the first book in the Kingdom Legacy series.

Available online at these e-bookstores
On Amazon
Visit Rachanee's website (rachanee.net) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram for book updates

Session #134 - Artificial Intelligence in Hollywood

Session #134 - Artificial Intelligence in Hollywood

May 3, 2021

Artificial Intelligence already suggests what movies and shows to watch on Netflix, what products to buy on Amazon, and writes stories about sports scores, weather reports and stock prices that you hear on the radio and TV. With technology already able to create real actors in movies, and soon their voices, what’s next for A.I. in Hollywood? Experiments in A.I. screenwriting are ongoing. Should you worry?

SHOW NOTES:

Session #133 - Interview with Tim Gabrielle, Horror Author and Screenwriter

Session #133 - Interview with Tim Gabrielle, Horror Author and Screenwriter

April 20, 2021

We talk with horror author and screenwriter Tim Gabrielle. He has two novels, "This Land of Monsters" and "The Eighteenth," the latter he has adapted for screen which has placed in four screenwriting competitions. Tim discusses his creative process and screenwriting from his home in Ontario, Canada. He also is in the process of starting a podcast titled "Histories & Mysteries" that features mysteries and strange stories from across North America. 

SHOW NOTES:

Website: authortimgabrielle.com
Facebook:Facebook.com/authortimgabrielle
Twitter: @timgabrielle
Tim's books on Amazon

Session #132 - Interview with Rising Star Writer/Producer Jason Goldberg

Session #132 - Interview with Rising Star Writer/Producer Jason Goldberg

April 5, 2021

Rising star writer/producer Jason Goldberg discusses his career development and writing process. His new film "Stay Out of the F***ing Attic" is streaming on Shudder and his name is on The Launch Pad Young & Hungry List and ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List.

Find Jason online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jscottgoldberg83
IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2661125
Shudder: https://www.shudder.com

About Jason: Jason Goldberg is a member of the Producer's Guild of America with over 100 hours of original programming to his name. Horror is his genre of choice and has 15 completed feature screenplays and 3 television series that have placed in top writing competitions, including Nicholl, Final Draft's Big Break and Screencraft Horror. Jason landed on The Launch Pad's Young & Hungry List (2018), The Launch Pad's Hit List (2018), and ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List in 2019. He sold "Stay Out of the F*cking Attic" to Top Dead Center Films, which will be hitting Shudder in Q1 2021 and his Hit List script, "Flatwoods" will be going into production summer 2021, with Andy Palmer attached to direct. He's currently producing a cosmic horror film with a-list talent attached, while pushing his own material. 

Session #131 - COVID-19 vs. Hollywood 1-Year Anniversary

Session #131 - COVID-19 vs. Hollywood 1-Year Anniversary

March 15, 2021

Like the pandemic that won’t go away, here is our COVID-19 One Year Later in Hollywood episode. What’s changed? What hasn’t? Where do we go from here?

SHOW NOTES: 

Session #108 - Our first episode in lockdown

Session #130 - Is Hollywood Dead?

Session #130 - Is Hollywood Dead?

March 1, 2021

It’s hard to open YouTube without seeing a video on the “Exodus” from Los Angeles and the death of Hollywood. In this session, we debate the health status of Hollywood from the writers’ room to the movie theaters and everything in-between.

SHOW NOTES:

Session #129 - Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.

Session #129 - Writing movies for the streaming market with writer/producer/director Jeff Deverett.

February 16, 2021

We speak with producer, director and writer Jeff Deverett about writing movies for the growing streaming market and how his experience, as a lawyer and distributor helped in producing seven movies and distributing three of them on Netflix.

SHOW NOTES:

Deverettmedia.com: https://www.deverettmedia.com

How To Get A Movie On Netflix - Jeff Deverett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNXGhUcJArw

Session #128 - Interview with “Antebellum” writers/directors Bush and Rentz

Session #128 - Interview with “Antebellum” writers/directors Bush and Rentz

February 1, 2021

The writing/directing team of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz discuss the genesis of their collaboration and creative journey to “Antebellum” and their upcoming movie and TV projects.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Antebellum Website (Lionsgate): https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/antebellum
From Social Action Campaigns to 'Antebellum': Meet Hollywood's Power Directing Duo: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/from-social-action-campaigns-to-antebellum-meet-hollywoods-power-directing-duo

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BushRenz

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bushrenz

Website: http://www.bushrenz.com

Session #127 - Interview with Heather-Fitzgerald - YA Fantasy Author

Session #127 - Interview with Heather-Fitzgerald - YA Fantasy Author

January 18, 2021
Heather Fitzgerald is the author of the young-adult fantasy series The Tethered World. Heather discusses her path to becoming an author, the influences that inspired her and launching a franchise in the Christian book market. 
 
SHOW NOTES:
 
Audio Book Giveaway!
First ten (10) to email Heather via her website get a code for a free audio version of one of her books! Make sure to mention you heard her interview on WGTherapy! http://www.heatherllfitzgerald.com/contact/
Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App