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WRITING FOR ROOKIES
28 minutes | Dec 15, 2015
Writing for Rookies #27: The Perils of Waiting for Permission
This episode discusses the foolhardy attitude some writers possess in regards to waiting for approval or permission to create their material. Brandon gives hard advice about being a self-starter.
47 minutes | Feb 16, 2014
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 26: Cosplay is not Consent - Sexual Harassment in the Comic Book Scene
In this episode, Brandon discusses what men can do to be allies to women and to help change the culture of sexism that sometimes runs rampant through the comic book scene. There is a need for men to engage in the discussion and become active listeners and take action when necessary.
49 minutes | Jan 16, 2014
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 25: Interview with FAKE ID author Lamar Giles!
Brandon interviews YA author Lamar Giles about his upcoming novel FAKE ID from Harper Collins. Lamar discusses his influences, his inspirations, the number of times he re-wrote his query letters and the struggles with getting an African-American male lead character past the industry gatekeepers.
57 minutes | Nov 25, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 24: The Two Brandons Answer Your Questions!
The Two Brandons answer fan-submitted questions about the creative process and finding collaborators for graphic novel projects. Honest, straightforward dialogue about the business!
116 minutes | Sep 12, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 23: The TWO BRANDONS discuss the "Summer of Meh" in Movies
Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss movies we loved and hated during the bloated summer of 2013. We get serious about geek expectations, the failures of screenwriting and what the future may hold for genre cinema in general. This two-hour juggernaut is well worth your time!!!
18 minutes | Jun 29, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 22: The Two Rules of Hollywood & Nobody Reads Scripts Anymore!
Brandon discusses Ron Marz's article regarding professionals accepting scripts at major conventions and dishes the dirt on the two rules of Hollywood: 1) No one gives a shit about you, 2) Everyone assumes you're a liar. Give it a listen. It could make all the difference in your writing career.
43 minutes | May 2, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 21: Are Modern Geeks Entitled Whiners? (a.k.a. Critique vs. Cynicism)
Brandon Easton wonders if geeks in the 21st century have become too spoiled and therefore ungrateful about all the wonderful movies, TV shows and books currently available? Have we lost the ability to enjoy anything?
57 minutes | Apr 5, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 20: The Two Brandons talk Comix, Clone Wars and Zombies...
Join comic book creators Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas as they discuss the developments with COMIXOLOGY and indie distribution and their thoughts on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, THE WALKING DEAD and ARROW.
74 minutes | Mar 28, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 19: The Two Brandons interivew JOE ILLIDGE!
We welcome the illustrious former Milestone/DC Comics/Archaia Entertainment editor Joe Illidge to discuss the recent high-profile departures from DC Comics, the aborted plans to kill John Stewart, and the recent creative team announcement for Quantum & Woody. Not for the faint of heart!
69 minutes | Mar 20, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 18: The Two Brandons talk Comic Book Favorites
Comic book creators Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss their favorite comic book series and what they look for when checking out new, unknown indie titles.
53 minutes | Mar 13, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 17: The Two Brandons discuss VIDEO GAMES!
Comic book writers Brandon Easton and Brandon Thomas discuss their past, present and future thoughts about the video game industry. Things they hate (Easton hates Sony) and games they can't stop buying (Thomas loves Madden). See if you agree or not!
61 minutes | Mar 8, 2013
WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 16: Crossover with THE TWO BRANDONS!
This episode is a crossover with the new podcast show THE TWO BRANDONS starring writers Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury, Voltron: Year One, Voltron) and Brandon Easton (WBs new Thundercats TV series, Shadowlaw, Transformers: Rescue Bots). They discuss how to fix the issues of diversity in comics.
61 minutes | Aug 11, 2012
WRITING FOR ROOKIES EPISODE #15: Interview with Dale Wilson of BuyIndieComics.com
Brandon interviews Dale Wilson, a comic book creator firmly rooted in the American independent comics scene. As a co-founder of THE ANTIDOTE TRUST and the website BuyIndieComics.com, Dale has a lot to say about how an indie creator can get their careers started.
35 minutes | Sep 25, 2011
WRITING FOR ROOKIES EPISODE 14: Interview with Nigel Clarke
Brandon interviews independent comic book creator Nigel Clarke as they discuss Nigel's series MASTERNEVER AND THE FLOW OF DEATH. Nigel reveals his influences, obstacles, why he made the decision to pursue his writing career and the tough lessons he learned along the way.
6 minutes | Jan 20, 2011
BACK IN FULL EFFECT! - Episode 12
Brandon discusses the new WRITING FOR ROOKIES format and explains where he has been over the last two years.
4 minutes | Mar 6, 2009
WRITING FOR ROOKIES #11: THE NEWSLETTER IS HERE!
Brandon is proud to present the newsletter companion to Writing for Rookies, available for $6.25 at http://stores.lulu.com/brandoneaston -- this newsletter expands on the information given in the podcasts with extra links and more recommendations about how to get your writing career started.
29 minutes | Feb 11, 2009
WRITING FOR ROOKIES #10: California Schemin'
Brandon discusses the business of writing in Los Angeles and also discusses the new Shadowlaw message board: http://shadowlawonline.proboards.com/
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2008
WRITING FOR ROOKIES #9: BON VOYAGE, NYC... DIGNITY VS. COMFORT?
Brandon discusses his reasons for moving from NYC to Los Angeles and also explores why people should consider going for their dreams despite the sacrifices.
33 minutes | Jun 18, 2008
WRITING FOR ROOKIES #7: INTRO TO SCI-FI PROSE WRITING
In this episode, Brandon discusses the basics of starting a sci-fi short story/novel while also discussing the 5 RULES OF SCIENCE-FICTION WRITING by legendary author Robert Heinlein.
10 minutes | Apr 22, 2008
WRITING FOR ROOKIES #6: NEW YORK COMIC CON PART 3
Interview with Steven Valdez -- This episode of WFR is part 3 of the NYCC interview series. Brandon interviews Steven Valdez, director and lead animator for the new multi-media studio ENEMY OF THE INDUSTRY. Steven discusses what rookie animators and new writers need to consider in their careers.
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