The Exploding Typewriter
By Percival Constantine
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Curious about pulp fiction or New Pulp? Interested in finding out more about it, or perhaps even writing pulp yourself, but not sure how to go about it? Join Percival Constantine, an editor for Pro Se Productions and a Pulp Ark Award-nominated author, as he sits down with some of the best and brightest talent in New Pulp and has them explain how they do what they do!
||Creating Pulp Characters with Brad Mengel||Pro Se Press and Airship 27 author Brad Mengel comes by the Exploding Typewriter to talk about the act of creating pulp characters. Brad discusses his process when he approaches new characters, what qualities he considers necessary for a pulp character.||2/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Scrivener with Mat Nastos||NOTE: Since this episode has been released, it’s come to light that Mat Nastos lied about much of his success and credits. Please refer to this post for more information. Author and screenwriter Mat Nastos joins this episode to discuss the benefits of||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Writing Process with Derrick Ferguson||Derrick Ferguson returns to discuss the writing process. Listen along as Perry and Derrick discuss how they write their books, how often they write, how they plan them out, and what sort of resources they’ve found helpful for plotting, writing, etc.||11/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Women’s Adventure with J.F. Penn||A few episodes ago, C.E. Martin came on to discuss Men’s Adventure fiction. In this episode, we’re going to look at the other side of the coin with Women’s Adventure, and for that, we’re joined by New York Times’ Best-Selling thriller author,||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Marketing with Jim Kukral||One of the biggest problems New Pulp has had in the past few years is reaching out to the right audience. Despite a wealth of great material being produced, New Pulp authors have still failed to make as much of an impact as other indie authors.||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Publishers with Tommy Hancock||In the age of self-publishing when anyone can be a writer and the gatekeepers no longer matter, the question of whether or not publishers are still necessary is often raised. Tommy Hancock, editor-in-chief of Pro Se Productions,||7/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Genre Hopping with Aaron Smith||“Find one genre and stick to it.” That’s one piece of advice that aspiring authors hear all the time. There’s a school of thought that writing in multiple genres can be somewhat confusing to your readers and make it more difficult for you to bui||6/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Men’s Adventure with C.E. Martin||C.E. Martin, the author of the Stone Soldiers series of books, comes onto the show. C.E. describes his books as a cross between men’s adventure and young adult, but what exactly is men’s adventure? That’s what he and Perry try to get to the bo||6/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Expanding Beyond Pulp with Gary Phillips||The twelfth episode features noted crime novelist and also one of the men behind the creation of Black Pulp, Gary Phillips. Gary talks about his experiences growing up with pulp fiction, how he became involved with writing New Pulp,||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing with Richard Lee Byers||In episode 11, Richard Lee Byers returns to the show, this time to talk about self-publishing and traditional publisjhing. As someone who has both been traditionally-published and self-published, Richard is a hybrid author and thus has a valuable persp.||3/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
A Deep Cut Into The Mind Of The Pulp Writer
I love this podcast! I find it to be an invaluable resource into the craft and business of pulp writing and digital writing for the aspiring writer. Also a great array of guests including the always entertaining Derrick Ferguson and Tommy Hancock.
Thought provoking and useful for writers of any genre, not just pulp-style (action-based) fiction.
Informative and Fun
Perry really knows how to get to the heart of a pulp writer while not rehashing himself in every interview. I've only checked out the Derrick Ferguson episode and I learned all kinds of new things about Derrick and both he and Perry's writing processes.