With Curse of the Silver Pharaoh now out in print, Tee and Pip head to a renaissance festival for hilarity and sheananigans. They invited for their little merry jaunt a pair of Laurens who know a lot about writing Young Adult fiction. So even thought it is Tee’s birthday, we are giving YOU a present with this podcast for your Friday!!!
00:00 — Introduction
- Little wins can sometimes include kicking off a podcast
- Epic Sized Introduction Drop-In’s for Epic Sized Ladies
- On Tee’s To-Do List: Harvesting Kate McKinnon Outtakes
- This visit all started at LaurenCon
- Featuring really good vodka from Murlarkey Distilleries
- Scribe and Scribby spent their visit hanging with the Boom…and the Boom LOVED it!
- Did I mention Boom is twelve?
- Librarians know how to party!
06:53 — Episode #66: Young Adult Fiction 101 (with Scribe and Scribby)
- We have EXPERTS in the studio on this!
- See, we got The Curse of the Silver Pharaoh out now…and holy crap—it’s out!
- Tee’s pitch for Silver Pharaoh
- The conversation stems from a recent blogpost of Tee’s…
- A brief moment of political discourse…
- First Lesson: Don’t treat your audience like kids.
- The danger of talking down to your audience
- Comparing Harry Potter to The Hobbit
- Pacing tends to affect the word count as well.
- How tweens and teens deal with and explore morality, both in groups as well as in individuals
- The matter of POV’s in Y.A. Fiction
- Second Lesson: Your heroes are not prodigies.
- A collection of Chosen Ones
- The Maze Runner
- The Fifth Wave
- What Harry Potter gets right about handling the Chosen One trope
- Defending the Chosen One Trope
- Tee and Jo? Yeah, we’re tight.
- Now, if you want to talk Chosen Ones, TAKE A LOOK AT NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM….
- How Harry become the Chosen One
- The Fifth Wave, exploring the power of the abs…
- What set Katniss apart from other “Chosen One” heroes.
- WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO SAY ON Y.A. but we will just have to pick up where we left off in two weeks.
30:49 — Writers Off the Clock
- Where were we this weekend? This little party called The Maryland Renaissance Festival
- Pimp that Kiwi — COMING IN 2017 ON THE CW!
- First Stop: Barnes & Noble Power Plant…which was a disaster.
- Next Stop: Barnes & Noble at JMU
- Final Stop: Page After Page at MDRF
- Comparing the North Carolina Renaissance Festival to Revel Grove
- Doc Coleman — Your Map to the Grove
- Tee’s Approach to Revel Grove, and how Page After Page is the center of this Tudor Nexus
- Let Tee tell you about Puke & Snot…
- The show Tee never wrote for Shakespeare’s Skum
- Another great thing about the Grove: SHOPPING!
- What clothiers want to hear: “I wanna look like Claire.”
- Skribby Fangirling is precious.
- Boom’s Adventures in Revel Grove
- Stuffed Dragons AT — THE — DOOR!
- Boom was working the crowd like a champ.
- Good first impression on Boom from Loot Crate!
- Hey, LootCrate — how about a Stranger Things crate? Something to think about!
45:15 — Wrapping up
- It’s all gold…so should we break this up, you think? (Spoiler Alert: We did.)
- Our next podcast: Three Nasty Women and One Bad Hombre Podcast
- What should be the content of a podcast? Let us know at 703.791.1701
- Quick promo and shout-out for Revel Grove
- Where will Scribe and Skribby be at the end of the year…
- They just moved! (And they are so tired.)
- Leaving really cool digs on the farm for a bachelorette pad of nasty women
- Catching a breath and unpacking boxing
- Bringing Katie and Skribby together — We must make that happen!
- Where are we going to be between now and the end of the year: 18-20 November, PhilCon in Cherry Hill, NJ
- We need to also get in writing with Countless Hues of Crimson
- Mad love for Verena Vorsatz
- Broadening the reach of the Tribe
- Final Fantasy cosplay shenanigans abound
- Where to find Scribe and Skribby
- A full Hogwarts house in this recording!
- Lauren dreams up a cosplay…
- You want an amazing Ravenclaw cosplay?
- We are getting your voicemails and email, but we’ve been recording jam-packed shows of late. We will be getting to them soon! Until then…
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