Hey! Welcome to episode 14 of LOVING THE STRANGE where we talk about the strange, weird things people love and why.
And this week’s episode is all about aliens, creatures/beings from another planet and the people who believe in them . . . or not.
Sadly, we talk about probes, enemas, and whether we should just go full on pothead for the podcast and so much more. I hope you’ll check it out! And like and subscribe or sign up for the blog posts so you never miss our weirdness.
Thank you all so much for listening! This wouldn’t be fun if you weren’t here.
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One of the players in that is Luis Eiizondo who worked for the United States’ Department of Defense.
In short, less that two weeks after leaving the Pentagon, Luis Elizondo confirmed that UFOs are a real; they exist, and they have been officially documented. Can anyone argue with this fact now, given where this man comes from and what he knows?
And he kind of sort of pretty much said UFOs are real and that’s a big deal.
Because if UFOs might be real, what else is? As writers, we’re always trying to make sure that our stories are believable, but what if the unbelievable is no longer unbelievable? What happens then?
And how do we make the unbelievable believable? The biggest trick is that we have to make the person that the unbelievable things happen to have real reactions, emotions, belief systems and feelings?
We can believe that someone saw a UFO hovering over the Maine Turnpike if we see them before it happens, see them react to it in a way that’s consistent with their character, and see them deal with the after effects.
WRITING TIP OF THE POD –
To make the unbelievable believable focus on details.
DOG TIP FOR LIFE –
Your life can become unbelievable in a good way. Embrace that.
RANDOM THOUGHT RUNDOWN
If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear:
Talk about the underwear in Road House and Sam Elliott
Tips about making a bestselling. Hint: It’s about fear for the character and pity for the character.
The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License. Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song? It’s “Night Owl” by Broke For Free.
THE NETHERLANDS IS AWESOME
Steve Wedel and I wrote a super creepy book a few years back called After Obsession and it’s making a big freaking splash in the amazing Netherlands thanks to Dutch Venture Publishing and its leader Jen Minkman.
Check out this spread in a Dutch magazine. I met a whole bunch of Dutch readers last Friday and let me tell you? They are the best.
It’s with Steve Wedel. It’s scary and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Buzz Books for Summer 2019. There’s an excerpt of it there and everything! But even cooler (for me) they’ve deemed it buzz worthy! Buzz worthy seems like an awesome thing to be deemed!
You can order this bad boy, which might make it have a sequel. The sequel would be amazing. Believe me, I know. It features caves and monsters and love. Because doesn’t every story?
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