Vampire Hunter D

What did you watch and why? This was selected by Jon as a part of the Otaku on Writing podcast where we analyze classic anime to inspire original fiction. Also, I loved this movie when I was younger, and if Jon hadn’t selected it, I would have done with my next pick.

One line pitch! Wandering vampire hunter wins big contract to protect farmgirl from a vampire noble…

What’s it really about? Set in the distant future where humanity competes with vampires and other creatures of the night. A vampire noble selects a human girl to be his next bride. Desperate to avoid the fate she hires a vampire hunter to kill the ancient and powerful noble.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Vampire Hunter D”

Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Vampires stalk the shadows, searching for prey.

After sleeping for eons, they’re ravenous.

Whose bloodline will prevail?

Bloodlines: Otaku Stories 6 contains three bloody tales inspired by Vampire Hunter D. In this collection, the authors raise the stakes and give their stories some bite.

In the Otaku on Writing podcast, Jon Cronshaw, Lynn Sheridan, and Killian Carter break down classic anime and extract story ideas to create exciting new fiction.

Listen to podcast episodes 17 to 19 and get a unique glimpse into the thought process behind these bloody tales.

Grab a copy now!

Hanebado! – Season One

What did you watch and why? This was another of those anime that I thought I could watch when the kids were up, and with Hanebado! I actually was able to. It’s another sports anime and this time it focused on badminton.

One line pitch! And you thought Badminton would be calm and relaxing…

What’s it really about? Ayano Hanesaki was a badminton prodigy, but she gave it all up. Nagisa Aragaki always had power on her side, but that alone isn’t enough. The story follows the rivalry between these two girls as they compete to be the greatest badminton player.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Hanebado! – Season One”

I was a guest on the Stop Booking Around Podcast

What is the Stop Booking Around podcast? Jon Cronshaw, author of The Ravenglass Chronicles helps his friend, Russ to write and publish his first book.

What did you discuss? The topic for this episode was all about finding and developing original ideas for stories. To assist Russ in completing his challenge, Jon also interviews other authors to document tips and ideas. This was one of those episodes and I was the guest. Yeah!

One line pitch! Finding and developing original ideas, with Lynn Sheridan

And here is the episode for your entertainment…

Otaku on Writing Podcast – Episode 18

What are you talking about this week? So, we reviewed Vampire Hunter D and now we need to come up with some ideas for our next collection of stories. In this episode, we investigate some of the more interesting ideas in the anime.

One line pitch! Sparkly vampires vs traditional vampires…

Any other news? Don’t forget to check out the Otaku Stories on Amazon, and if you do, don’t forget to leave a review. Thanks

And now for our regularly scheduled entertainment…