Episode 60 – Retelling Myths and Fairy Tales: How to Keep It Fresh, Fun, and Legal

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke in an exploration of writing myth and fairy tale retellings! Learn how to stand out in the retelling genre and ways to tap into universal themes. Plus, why Disney isn’t the answer–and could get you into trouble.

Episode 59 – Cities Between, Time Travels, and Fairy Tale Retellings: An Interview with Author W.R. Gingell

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke welcome author W.R. Gingell on the show. Learn what inspires her fairy tales, how her urban fantasy series got started, and her favorite books to write. Plus, a celebration of k-drama tropes!

W.R. Gingell’s Website

author-pic-2W.R. Gingell is a Tasmanian author who lives in a house with a green door. She loves to rewrite fairytales with a twist or two–and a murder or three–and original fantasy where dragons, enchantresses, and other magical creatures abound. Occasionally she will also dip her toes into the waters of SciFi.

W.R. spends her time reading, drinking an inordinate amount of tea, and slouching in front of the fire to write. Like Peter Pan, she never really grew up, and is still occasionally to be found climbing trees.

Episode 58 – Traveling, Publishing, and the Books We Just Can’t Write: An Epic Cohost Update

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke share the latest in their writing and publishing lives! From big moves to new releases to books that might be cut in two. Plus, books on their writing backburners–and why.

Episode 57 – Red Shirts, Princess Bride, and Han Solo: An Easter Egg Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke invite author and reader Aaron DeMott on the show to talk Easter eggs in our favorite books! Everything from Star Wars references to fiery recurring themes to every kind of shifter. Plus, tangents galore!

Episode 56 – How to Write Outside References, In-Jokes, and Easter Eggs

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke as they explore awesome Easter eggs in your storytelling! Learn clever ways to use outside humor, the marketing benefits of in-jokes, and when an outside reference can break the mood. Plus, an ultimate meta way to cross-reference your stories!