If you already have the book, or part of it, in mind (and it sounds like you do!) then you probably already know a little bit about what happens inside it.
Max Gladstone is the Lead Writer on Bookburners, and a team writer on The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, both from Serial Box. He was thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Last First Snow. Max fools everyone by actually writing novels in the coffee shops of Davis Square in Somerville, MA. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect. He tweets as @maxgladstone and can be found online at MaxGladstone.com.
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The Bookburners thought they had seen some strange things in their time, but as they watch London become a hellscape, its own buildings rising up and rampaging through the streets, they realize it’s only going to get stranger from here on out.
I enjoyed writing this episode for its sense of foreshadowing, the way it lays down a few basic principles that we planned to use for the rest of the season.
But while the members of Team Three dash around the world (and beyond it) as a matter of course, the most traveling I generally do for the series is an annual flight east for our story summits. I thought it was cool that Andrea had done to research to reference a real artifact, but I figured a picture on the Internet would be the extent of my involvement with the Punic Egg. I didn’t think I’d actually, you know, lay eyes on the damn thing. Until this summer, when where should I find myself but… London
Co-writing a story has a number of benefits, but does come with its challenges, as well. You and your co-writer(s) must be clear on your process, expectations, and goals up front in order to weave your story together.
The original concept for this episode as proposed (...by me) during the summit was “Spooky Forest.”
This is the 10th episode in the third season of Bookburners, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Andrea Phillips.
One of the main impacts technology has had on society and culture in general is breaking down boundaries, making it both easier and harder to find things that were previously obscure. And I think that’s as true with literature as it is with anything else.
At this stage in writing Bookbuners, each of us on the writing team has a particular kind of episode that we’re considered to be good at.
This is the 9th episode in the third season of Bookburners, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Brian Francis Slattery.
In index card form, the episode 7 logline was: “The Halls of Amazon Run Red with Blood.” And well, who wouldn’t want to write that?
One of the most interesting things about Season Three is turning the tables on our existing relationships. Whereas we saw Menchu as the solid, do-no-wrong father figure and Asanti as the rogue, untrustworthy one in season Two, now Menchu is the one with things to hide, and when his secrets come out, he's now the untrustworthy one.