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Dragons, Zombies & Aliens

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"Dragons, Zombies & Aliens" talks exclusively about books, movies, and television in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres, and how writers can improve their craft.

"Dragons, Zombies & Aliens" talks exclusively about books, movies, and television in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres, and how writers can improve their craft.

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United States

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"Dragons, Zombies & Aliens" talks exclusively about books, movies, and television in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres, and how writers can improve their craft.

Twitter:

@CM_DZA

Language:

English

Contact:

6517577465


Episodes

Big Gay Books

6/7/2020
A list of my top 10 sci-fi and fantasy books that feature LGBTQ+ characters. List your personal favorites in the comments! Spoiler-free book reviews: Nemesis Series - http://www.dzamarie.com/blog/nemesis-series-by-april-daniels-book-review Trials of Apollo - http://www.dzamarie.com/blog/trials-of-apollo-the-dark-prophecy-book-review Magnus Chase - http://www.dzamarie.com/blog/magnus-chase-hammer-of-thor-book-review The Bird King -...

Duration:00:10:28

Damsels in Distress (Avatar: the Last Airbender)

5/3/2020
The damsel in distress is not a BAD trope. It's just so often badly written. Here's how to do it right! If you want to win four free ebooks, check out the giveaway here! Check out my website: www.dzamarie.com Special thanks to my patrons on Patreon! patreon.com/dzamarie Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dzamarie)

Duration:00:15:04

What Writers Can Learn from Star Wars

4/5/2020
Those of you who saw Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker and thought WTF--like me--can look on the bright side: the best lessons are learned from the greatest mistakes. This is my probably unsuccessful attempt at a non-bias approach to Rise of Skywalker and what we as writers can learn from it. Support this channel on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dzamarie Check out my website: http://www.dzamarie.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dzamarie)

Duration:00:12:24

"Save the Cat" Beat Sheet (Moana, Again)

3/1/2020
Last time we talked about the classic story structure, The Hero's Journey. Today, we're talking about a more modern structure: the Beat Sheet. We'll be using Jessica Brody's book "Save the Cat Writes a Novel" (which every author should have on their shelf). Website: http://www.dzamarie.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dzamarie Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cm_dza Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaDZAMarie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dza_marie/ Support the show...

Duration:00:12:39

The Hero's Journey (Moana)

2/2/2020
We've all heard of the Hero's Journey, one of the most classic forms of story structure. But let's take a look at it anyway. Today's case study will be Moana. This is part one of a three-part podcast series on story structure. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dzamarie)

Duration:00:14:59

Writing Antiheroes (Thank You For Smoking)

1/28/2020
For my first podcast episode, we'll look at how to write a literary antihero, some common issues, and a case study of one of my favorites: Nick Naylor from Thank You for Smoking. Although honestly, he might have to take a back seat. I only just now started watching The Good Place. Holy hell. (Note: this podcast was originally posted on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S91lTaVMXJo) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dzamarie)

Duration:00:21:29