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Episode 021: Creating Pulp Characters with Brad Mengel

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Pro Se Press and Airship 27 author Brad Mengel comes by the Exploding Typewriter to talk about the act of creating pulp characters. Brad discusses his process when he approaches new characters, what qualities he considers necessary for a pulp character, how he avoids the trap of creating characters that are too similar to archetypes, and how he writes existing …Read more »

Episode 015: Publishers with Tommy Hancock

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In the age of self-publishing when anyone can be a writer and the gatekeepers no longer matter, the question of whether or not publishers are still necessary is often raised. Tommy Hancock, editor-in-chief of Pro Se Productions, returns to the Exploding Typewriter to discuss these very topics. Listen to Tommy as he explains what Pro Se offers its authors, how …Read more »

Episode 013: Men’s Adventure with C.E. Martin

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C.E. Martin, the author of the Stone Soldiers series of books, comes onto the show. C.E. describes his books as a cross between men’s adventure and young adult, but what exactly is men’s adventure? That’s what he and Perry try to get to the bottom of in this episode. Join in as C.E. shares some of his thoughts about the differences and similarities between pulp …Read more »

Episode 012: Expanding Beyond Pulp with Gary Phillips

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The twelfth episode features noted crime novelist and also one of the men behind the creation of Black Pulp, Gary Phillips. Gary talks about his experiences growing up with pulp fiction, how he became involved with writing New Pulp, and offers up ideas and suggestions for expanding beyond the boundaries of the New Pulp audience to attract other readers, discussing …Read more »

Episode 010: Writing Series with Bobby Nash & Barry Reese

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To celebrate the first double-digit episode, we have doubled the guests! This time, Perry is joined once more by returning guest Barry Reese as well as a man who is new to the show, Bobby Nash! Both guests and our host have experience in writing series and that is what they’ve come together to discuss in this episode: how series …Read more »

Episode 006: Writing Female Characters with Barry Reese

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Barry Reese returns to the show to discuss female characters! In addition to his popular series such as The Rook and Lazarus Gray, Barry has also written a number of excellent female characters, including the third character in his trinity, Gravedigger! Also Fiona Chapman of Rabbit Heart, recently re-released through Pro Se Productions, plus Guan-Yin, Violet Cambridge of The Damned …Read more »

Episode 002: The Pulp Mindset with Barry Reese

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What’s the difference between writing a pulp story and writing any other story? What is that somewhat ambiguous “pulp mindset”? To answer that question, this week, Perry Constantine invites one of the top writers in New Pulp, a man who does so much work that he has an entire imprint dedicated just to his characters—the award-winning creator of such classic New …Read more »

Episode 001: What is Pulp? with Tommy Hancock

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What is pulp fiction? What is New Pulp? These are some of the first questions asked by those who have just arrived to this topic. And for the inaugural episode of the Exploding Typewriter, host Perry Constantine invites Tommy Hancock, publisher of Pro Se Productions, one of the leading New Pulp publishers, and the man who coined the New Pulp …Read more »

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Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit PercivalConstantine.com.

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