Bookburners

Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. Freshly awake to just what dangers are lurking, she joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad: Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum. Together they stand between humanity and magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

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From The Writers' Room

Andrea Phillips on writing Bookburners S3E10: “Into the Woods”

The original concept for this episode as proposed (...by me) during the summit was “Spooky Forest.”

Serial News

New Episode Bookburners S3E10 “Into the Woods”

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.

From The Writers' Room

Brian Francis Slattery on writing Bookburners S3E9: “Homecoming”

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.

Serial News

New Episode Bookburners S3E9 “Homecoming”

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.

Just For Fun

What roles can SciFi and Fantasy play in a world becoming more fantastical all the time?

In a world that’s becoming more fantastical, and science fictional, by day, it’s sometimes tempting to ask, what’s the point of science fiction or fantasy?

From The Writers' Room

Jane by Margaret Dunlap

"--Jane?" I had heard Rob's question. It's just that while I was in the middle of performing CPR in the back of an ambulance on a patient who had been very stable until he had all of a sudden up and crashed, I wasn't going to stop and answer it. It was a stupid question anyway. Not that that stopped Rob from repeating it.

From The Writers' Room

Max Gladstone on How to Create Characters Who Feel Real.

When you’re inundated with writing advice, especially in plot-driven genres, it’s easy to pare down your characters to their role in the plot. The mentor becomes sort of mentor-y, the sidekick sidekick-ish.

From The Writers' Room

Margaret Dunlap on writing Bookburners S3E7: “Cracks in the World”

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?

From The Writers' Room

Mur Lafferty on writing Bookburners S3E5: “Time Capsule”

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. 

Serial News

New Episode Bookburners S3E5 “Time Capsule”

This is the 5th episode in the third season of Bookburners, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Mur Lafferty.

From The Writers' Room

Brian Francis Slattery on writing Bookburners S3E4: “All in a Day’s Work”

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.

From The Writers' Room

Andrea Philips on writing Bookburners S3E3: “Hard Bargain”

Because that's the other side of thrifty writing: on the one hand, you need to use the story threads you have, so they don't go to waste. But just like a diligent farmer saving seeds for next year's crops, serial writers also have to look to the future.

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