6
Sep

In a Pinch, the Moon

“What if I made this the organizing principle of an entire body of writing? ‘Every time you get stuck, come back to this: Write about a scar. Reverse its meaning.'” In this essay writer/novelist/publisher Ariel Gore reflects on magical realism as an act of transforming realities and reclaiming power, and how the tradition shows up...
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13
Sep

Episode Eleven: Shadi Petosky Has Seen The Future of TV

Between Netflix, Amazon, Seeso, and every other streaming platform out there, there’s never been quite so much opportunity for TV writers – but how, exactly, does an aspiring screenwriter break into the biz and get herself a deal? On this week’s episode of The BinderCast, Danger & Eggs creator Shadi Petosky shares how she went from designing website to pitching kids’ shows – and what it takes to get a show from pitch to development to full fledged series. Shadi also talks about what it’s like to be a transwoman working in Hollywood, discussing how far the industry’s come in its treatment of transpeople, and how very, very far it still has to go.
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30
Aug

Episode Ten: Wendy C. Ortiz Is Controlling Her Own Narrative

Getting your story out there, in the way you want it to be told, is always a struggle – especially when you’re relying on someone else to package and market that story appropriately. For Wendy C. Ortiz, whose first book told the story of her taboo relationship with her middle school English teacher, finding a publisher who understood her story, and didn’t make her feel exploited, was a serious challenge. This week, we chat with her about tackling the topic of teen sexuality, finding a publisher who truly understands your book, and the benefits of going with a small press.
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