I’m co-hosting a writing podcast with Jason Quinn Malott called The Laboratory. We are giving each other monthly writing prompts and then seeing what comes of them. We get into writing process and mechanics in a way that’s at least interesting to me. Our third episode was released today. I’ve started cataloging our references from each episode, which I use as a shorthand for our thought process and discussion. Also, it reminds that there’s a lot of work out there I need to check out.
Episode 2 was our first with writing prompt products, so we feature those at the beginning. Neither of us had a particular problem in mind, so our discussion was more free-flowing than the last one. We did discuss violence in popular culture several times and that led to the prompt, which was also about shifting perspective.
Here’s the catalog for Laboratory #2. You can listen to it here.
Soulbane Strategem: Diabolical Subterfuge That Threatens to Destroy Us / Norman Jetmundsen / Gas City / Loren Estleman / William Burroughs / Brion Gysin / The Shining / The Ticket That Exploded / The Western Lands / Stephen King / The Da Vinci Code / The Daily Show / Moonspun Magic / Catherine Coulter / The 1975 / “Girls” / Gertrude Stein / Christian Bök / Rae Armantrout / Rear Window (1954) / Agatha Christie / Aesop / Doug Sneyd / Bret Easton Ellis / American Psycho / The Rules of Attraction / Less Than Zero / Tom Clancy / Marc Maron / Glamorama / Marilyn Manson / Fear and Trembling / The Three Stooges / Lunar Park / Huey Lewis and the News / Talking Heads / Whitney Houston / Quentin Tarantino / Dawn of the Dead (1978) / The Catcher in the Rye / Django Unchained (2012) / Gone with the Wind (1939) / Reservoir Dogs (1992) / Pulp Fiction (1994) / Kill Bill Volumes I and II (2003-4) / Inglourious Basterds (2009) / Ennio Morricone / The Godfather (1972) / Christoph Waltz / Django (1966) / Tom Savini / Don Johnson / Jamie Foxx / Birth of a Nation (1915) / “The Ride of the Valkyries” / Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) / Akira Kurosawa / Ingmar Bergman / Persona (1966) / Ben Nyberg / One Great Way to Write Short Stories / Writer’s Digest / Gary Clift / James Grauerholz / Mortal Micronots / Allen Ginsberg / “A Thanksgiving Prayer” / Gregory Corso / Anne Waldman / John Giorno / Michael McClure / Jim Carroll / Patti Smith / Thurston Moore / Queer / Junky / Bobbie Louise Hawkins / Fielding Dawson / Kristen Iversen / Keith Abbott / Junior Burke / Dodie Bellamy / Will Christopher Baer / Brian Evenson / Robert Creeley / John Ashbery / Frank O’Hara / Jack Kerouac / Lawrence Ferlinghetti / Richard Brautigan / “A Boat” / Trout Fishing in America / Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: A Memoir of Richard Brautigan / Derek Ballard / Michael Ondaatje / Troy James Weaver / Abraham Smith / Mark Ehling / Frank Zappa / Julio Cortázar / Hopscotch / Ray Bradbury / Fahrenheit 451 / Harlan Ellison / L. Ron Hubbard / Megadeth / Pantera / Obituary / 120 Minutes / Witchita Stories / The Sheik (2014) / Andre the Giant / Samuel Beckett / The Wild Bunch (1969) / Robocop (1987) / Paul Verhoeven / That ’70s Show / Total Recall (1990) / Starship Troopers (1997) / Showgirls (1995) / Elizabeth Berkley / Saved By the Bell /Spartacus: Blood and Sand / George Romero
I like red peppers and Jan Švankmajer movies.
1. Current Listening: Lots of soul from Muscle Shoals
2. Current Viewing: A Hard Day's Night (1964).
3. Current Reading: H.G. Wells: In the Days of the Comet