Join us every month as we select a new novel or comic book from one of our many writer friends. Enjoy discounts (when we can get them) and join in a live Q an A's with the author. All discussions take place in our members chat area and the anti-book club is free to any level of our Couch Soup memberships.
By: DJ MacHale
Join DJ MacHale on Couch Soup's Anti-Book club as he shares his tips on writing for TV and his hit YA series Pendragon. DJ shares his experiences writing for TV and the obstacles you might encounter in today's streaming environment.
Laini is an amazing author of some astonishing titles. These include the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy as well as Strange the Dreamer. Couch Soup is honored to have her on the Anti-Book clubs so come and spend an hour will Laini this month. Date TBD.
Read more about Laini here: http://www.lainitaylor.com/
Spend a couple of hours with PJ as he shares the tips his editors gave him to write the award-winning, best-selling series, The Softwire.
In this masterclass, we will explore the anatomy of your story. We will explore:
Where does your story start and where does it end
Your story question.
Cause and effect.
Scene and Sequel
There's a lot! But we are going to record this for our MasterClass members. Please come and help us establish the structure for these exciting sessions.
SHANNON ERIC DENTON is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Riot Games, Showtime, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, LEGO, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon - to name a few! Shannon co-founded TV/film development company Monster Forge Productions with 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles.
This is your chance to chat with an industry insider on Couch Soup. Here's another you should NOT miss.
June 15th, 2022 3pm (PST)
James A. Owen is founder and executive director of Coppervale International, an art and design studio that also published the periodicals International Studio and Argosy, develops television and film projects, and is redesigning an entire town in Arizona, among other ventures. James has written and illustrated two dozen StarChild comics, the award-winning MythWorld series of novels (published in Germany and France), the bestselling series, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, the inspirational nonfiction book Drawing out the Dragons, and more. More than a million copies of his publications are in print and are sold all over the world.
Don't miss this one.
May 16th, 3pm PST
Born on an island off the coast of America, Martin is the third generation in his family to work in advertising. And yet he still seems to be able to write a fairly coherent sentence. He has created campaigns and creative across a staggering number of client categories – from banks to beers to B2B and beyond – and marketing channels – from traditional print/tv/radio to guerilla to digital to sales promotion to event to things-that-don’t-have-a-name-yet. He’s worked at agencies in New York, St. Louis, Dallas, and Chicago, and with agencies all across the planet. He’s taught marketing, advertising and branding to undergrads, international master’s students and MBAs at a variety of universities in the Philadelphia area, and speaks regularly at schools around the country.
Martin’s writing has appeared in such diverse publications as McSweeney’s, Advertising Age, New York Magazine, Eephus, More, and more, and he runs The-Agency-Review.com where he has interviewed such industry luminaries as Sir John Hegarty, George Lois and Luke Sullivan. Despite these things, he has no distinguishing characteristics, hobbies or interests and is utterly devoid of personality altogether.