Podcast: The Fourth Wall, Storytelling in Videogames, Books and Extended editions

Wow, I’ve doubled my total podcast count and the hits just keep on coming. This is unprecedented.

This week we banter about Rango and the storytelling techniques within, discuss writing in videogames, I leak some vitriol regarding Avatar and James Cameron and we discuss books and special features. Hope you enjoy.


Links in this episode:
The Brainstormer by Andrew Bosley 

Podcast, New Email, Short Stories?

I found an accountability buddy and podcast co-host in my friend Dave Hilden.

He’s writing a graphic novel series with his cousin who works at Jim Henson Co. He’s a pinball afficianado and all around hilarious dudefella.
More of Dave’s antics can be found at his three blogs:
Words Making Sound
Crap That Dave Says
Crap That Dave Dreams

It’s our first time so bear with us if there are awkward silences that weren’t edited out. In this podcast we ramble about writing, graphic novels, childhood, and why we don’t always like the things liked by people we like. It makes more sense when I’ve had more sleep.

We hope you enjoy it.


I would like to do another short story podcast, I think that iteration died because the second suggestion wasn’t very useful. If there’s a topic you’d like to see, let me know in the comments.

In other news, I’m moving my email from Gmail to Google Apps so if I’ve missed an important email from you, please re-send it to drwicked@writeordie.com

Dark Lullabies for Strange Children

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Contents of this issue:
Grimble Bug
by Rachel Anding
(Who also did the artwork, thank you!)

In The Garden
by Lisa Jonte

An Almost Awful Confession
by Lise Quintana

Wishes: Another Lullaby
by Lydia Ondrusek

by Stu Ffandt Hings

Seasonal Caprice
by J. L. Venson

Sleep My Darling
by Alia Thabit

by Jessica Larson

Night of the Blindfolded Moon

by Tess Anderson

In Talking With Your Teddy Bear
by Dr Wicked

Bumpers at the beginning and end of the show are
Entertainment for the Braindead.
Beautiful music, most of which is free. I highly recommend checking her out.

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the podcast! I’m not going to spend long here because I’ve been doing so well keeping this whole podcast resolution thing I don’t want to linger too long before posting it. If your story was not included in the podcast it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. At times I doubted my concept and fundamental belief that good fiction can happen quickly. Not one submission was anything less than good. I chose the ones I chose because they worked well together and worked well with the theme. Thanks once more to everyone for submitting. There is absolutely no restriction on people submitting again whether you’ve been “published” previously on the podcast or not. This is an amazing group of talented people and I can’t wait to read more!

So that’s it for this issue. now onto the next. The topic for the month of February is:

Attic Archaeology

I want to read stories about things found in attics. Long lost treasures and adventures. Hidden darkness. Magic or mischief or malevolence. Rummage around in the spiderwebs of your mind and bring me back a story. I will accept stories of any length. Poetry or prose though I think this topic is better suited to prose. Maximum of 2000 words. Because I was a day late in releasing this I will give you an extra day to submit stories. Due on February 21st.

Thanks everyone for listening and I hope you enjoy the podcast!

SUBMIT: podcast@drwicked.com