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Created by the Pen and Cape society, a collection of superhero fiction authors, Throwing the Gun discusses superheroes in books, comics, movies and television. We also talk about the business of being a writer.

Throwing the Gun--Superheroes in All Media Pen and Cape Society (Cheyanne Young, C. B. Wright, Drew Hayes, Jim Zoetewey)

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Created by the Pen and Cape society, a collection of superhero fiction authors, Throwing the Gun discusses superheroes in books, comics, movies and television. We also talk about the business of being a writer.

    Episode 15: Writing Books–Marketability vs. Quality, Interview: Drew Hayes (Superpowereds), Revolving Door of Death

    Episode 15: Writing Books–Marketability vs. Quality, Interview: Drew Hayes (Superpowereds), Revolving Door of Death

    In this episode of our infrequent but well-loved (at least by us) podcast, we talk about the questions related to marketability and quality, interview Drew Hayes who ended his Superpowereds series recently, and then talk about the revolving door of death.

    Also, we’d like to draw your attention to the fact that the Pen and Cape Society’s newest anthology (The Good Fight: Homefront) came out on May 1st, 2018. Click through to our website and you’ll be able to find out more about it. Alternately, just go to your favorite ebook seller and search for it.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 14: Ending Series, Nerdfight: Writer’s Block! Interview: Ian Healy (The Just Cause Universe)

    Episode 14: Ending Series, Nerdfight: Writer’s Block! Interview: Ian Healy (The Just Cause Universe)

    In the most recent episode of Throwing the Gun, we talk about ending series since Drew Hayes is ending Superpowereds, Christopher (CB) Wright is ending Curveball, and Cheyanne Young has ended City of Legends. Also, an inadvertent comment about writer’s block starts a Nerdfight–which probably also counts as a trope discussion as well. Finally, I interview Ian Healy, writer and publisher of the Just Cause Universe books and many others as well.

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    Our RSS Feed: http://penandcapesociety.com/feed/podcast

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 13.5: Interviewing Eric (An Interview with Eric Burns-White)

    Episode 13.5: Interviewing Eric (An Interview with Eric Burns-White)

    And now, another episode of “Throwing the Gun,” and only a week after the last one.

    Well, sort of. It’s not quite another episode. It’s an interview. Normally we have multiple segments in our episodes, but this has only one. Also, we don’t have the whole group. Here’s what happened: Chris arranged the interview and I joined in because I wanted to be part of it. By the time we were done, it was three hours long.

    When you think about our normal episodes, that’s enough for two.

    Fortunately, there was stuff that Chris could cut and so it’s now about half that.

    Having successfully buried the lead, I should tell you that we interviewed Eric Burns-White. Eric’s done a number of things that you might know him for. He was one of the first webcomic critics. He was also one of the writers of Superguy, one of the first attempts at online superhero fiction. Also, he published original fiction on his website starting around 2007.

    Among the fiction published there was a piece called Interviewing Leather, one of the stories responsible for giving me the idea of releasing my own fiction online.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 13: Writer Shop Talk, Wonder Woman, Keeping Secrets

    Episode 13: Writer Shop Talk, Wonder Woman, Keeping Secrets

    And the Pen and Cape Society’s podcast returns again! This time we’re talking shop about what it’s like to be writers at various levels of success, how book sales are doing and what we’re doing to promote ourselves. We also talk about Wonder Woman because at that point it was new and current. In addition, we spoil a major Wonder Woman plot point that you should already be aware of because the movie came out months ago. Finally, we talk about the trope of characters keeping secrets and sometimes having the sense to tell secrets.

    Because that does happen too.

    By the way folks, stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Eric Burns which we planned to include in this podcast, but it was so long it needed its own episode.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 12: Crossovers, Scott Story Interview, Captain Ersatz

    Episode 12: Crossovers, Scott Story Interview, Captain Ersatz

    Coming back from a five month hiatus, we’ve got a new Throwing the Gun episode… This time we talk about crossovers, Jim interviews Scott Story, and we discuss the Captain Ersatz trope.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 11: Series vs. Standalone Books, Heel/Face and Face/Heel Turns

    Episode 11: Series vs. Standalone Books, Heel/Face and Face/Heel Turns

    In this episode we talk about series versus standalone books both in the commercial and artistic sense as well as heel/face and face/heel turns in fiction and professional wrestling.

    Seriously. We are not joking about this–except when we’re making jokes.

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    • 1 hr 22 min

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