The Adam Messer Show

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My new podcast is on Anchor.fm

I am doing a daily podcast and posting interviews from my radio show. I interview authors, artists, and entertainers.

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Up and Coming screenwriter John C. Arnold radio interview

Up and Coming Screenwriter John C. Arnold joins Adam Messer for this week’s Muses, Memoirs and More. Tune in this Sunday at 4 PM on 107.5 FM Savannah WRUU or livestream from http://www.wruu.org

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Author Dacre Stoker special guest of Muses, Memoirs & More radio show.

Dacre Stoker

Ryan Dunn (left), Dacre Stoker (middle), and Adam Messer (right) at his book signing at the Savannah Book Festival.

Hello everyone!

I am excited to announce I am returning to my radio show Muses, Memoirs & More on WRUU 107.5 Savannah in my new time slot on Sunday from 4 p.m – 5 p.m. EST. You can tune in live at www.wruu.org

My special guest this week is Dacre Stoker, co-author of Dracul with J.D. Barker, and great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. We are going to talk about his new book Dracul, the writing process and Bram Stoker’s connection to Savannah, Georgia.

About Dacre Stoker

(www.dacrestoker.com)

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His next novel a Prequel to Dracula, expected out in 2018 co-authored with JD Barker, has been sold to Putnam in the US, Transworld in the UK, with film rights purchased by Paramount Studios.   

A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of Real Tennis.  In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past 4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram Stoker Estate.

Up and coming screenwriter John C. Arnold interview.

DFP-88Hello everyone!

John C. Arnold is an up and coming screenwriter. I had the pleasure of interviewing him and wanted to share his insights into the film industry.

Please tell the audience about your background. (Who you are, any connections to filmmaking, screenwriting, etc)

I was born and raised in Vidalia, GA to two wonderful parents, Lee and Rebekah. I have no real connections to the film and tv world except for admiration.

How did you become interested in screenwriting?

I started seriously doing theater in high school. One summer, when I was 16, I auditioned for the community theater’s children show, The Hobbit. I was cast as Bilbo Baggins and was hooked. I joined the One Act group at my high school and dove deep into the world of performing arts. My first year of college, I attended a performing arts college in LA and was introduced to new writers, Arthur Miller, and David Mamet to name some, and that totally changed the way I saw storytelling. The summer after my first year of college, I felt led to move by east and go to film school to learn the behind the scenes of movie making. I was required to write some screenplays, read some screenplays, and watch a lot of movies — I guess I just fell in love with the craft. I pursued it after college as well when I attended a storytelling seminar. (I’ll get to that later) Continue reading

Every Habit Needs One: How joining a writing group improves your writing.

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How joining a writing group improves your writing.

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Support groups bring like-minded people together for the improvement of all. Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or starting a good one it helps to have help. Sharing with other writers helps define what it means to be a writer. Experiencing others’ fears and failures, triumphs, and growth- these help shorten the journey to success and ease the pain that naturally comes from learning something new. But not all groups are created equal.

If like me, you want to improve and publish your work, you’ll want constructive criticism from your group. In some, they smile, nod, and offer vague and positive feedback. They don’t want to offend any more than they seek to improve. I need to know what sucks, how it sucks, and what you liked so I can remember to keep it. Continue reading