Roundtable Podcast Part Two

Today completes my two-part appearance on the marvelous Roundtable Podcast with Episode 53. If you missed it, you can catch my ’20 Minutes With’ episode here.

Here are some notable links to elements/ideas that I mentioned during the episode, as well as the website of the creageous author, Linton Bowers, who shared his idea and let us put it through the Danger Room of workshopping.

For me, I think the most fun of this story was digging into the thematic implications of the setting and the lead’s powers, and the thread that followed to a version of the story that was heavy on the satirical but also lead to the possibility of the lead’s internal conflict closely mirroring the external conflict.

I’m very excited to see what Linton does with the story, and extremely grateful to the folks of the Roundtable Podcast for having me on their fine show.


Here are some links to projects/properties I mentioned in the show:

Ken Hite’s axes of design:

Women in Refrigerators: — I mistakenly recalled this as being titled ‘Girlfriends in Refrigerators’, directly referencing the infamous example of Alexandra DeWitt being brutally killed to strike at her boyfriend, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.

The cartoon show where the lead creates nanomachine constructs is Generator Rex.

Linton’s website, sharing his process and thoughts on his writing journey:





2 thoughts on “Roundtable Podcast Part Two

  1. Michael,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to help workshop my story. Your insight and ideas were brilliant. Before the episode I was unsure of the story and the concept but now I am certain that I have the tools necessary to create a rich and entertaining story.

    Also I want to let you know that I really enjoyed Geekomancy and I eagerly await the release of Celebromancy.

    Thanks again Michael

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