Ep 233 - Marc Guggenheim: From TV and Comics to His New Novel 'In Any Lifetime'

Ep 233 - Marc Guggenheim: From TV and Comics to His New Novel 'In Any Lifetime'
24 de abr. de 2024 · 23m 45s

- Host: Geoffrey D. Calhoun (Instagram: @screenwriterpod) Author of The Guide For Every Screenwriter - Guest: Marc Guggenheim has served as a writer, producer, and showrunner for several popular TV...

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  • Host: Geoffrey D. Calhoun (Instagram: @screenwriterpod) Author of The Guide For Every Screenwriter
  • Guest: Marc Guggenheim has served as a writer, producer, and showrunner for several popular TV series. He is best known for his work on "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow," part of The CW's DC Comics television universe and Carnival Row. His latest book In Any Lifetime is Available Aug 1'st 2024


Episode Overview:
In this inspiring episode of The Successful Screenwriter podcast, host Geoffrey D. Calhoun sits down with the multi-talented writer and producer, Marc Guggenheim. Known for his diverse work spanning TV, comics, and now novels, Marc discusses his latest venture, the novel In Any Lifetime, and his creative process across different media. Join us as Marc shares insights into the challenges and joys of storytelling, regardless of the format.Key Points Discussed:
  1. Introduction to Marc Guggenheim:
    • Background in comics, TV, and now novels.
    • New book release: In Any Lifetime.
  2. Transitioning from Screenplays to Novels:
    • Marc’s journey from considering In Any Lifetime as a screenplay and a graphic novel, to finally writing it as a prose novel during the pandemic.
    • The discovery of his love for writing prose and the realization that the story was meant to be a book.
  3. Deep Dive into In Any Lifetime:
    • The novel's concept revolves around a physicist navigating multiple universes to reunite with his deceased wife, exploring the theory that the multiverse favors certain outcomes.
    • Marc describes the book as a mix of thriller, adventure, and romance, likening it to "Christopher Nolan directing The Notebook".
  4. Creative Process and Story Structure:
    • Marc's approach to outlining stories, balancing structure with spontaneous creativity.
    • The significance of aligning emotional points in the story and how these influence the narrative’s impact.
  5. Themes and Writing Philosophy:
    • Exploration of the theme: "Is it possible to love someone too much?"
    • Marc’s preference for raising questions rather than providing answers, aiming to engage readers in a deeper contemplation of the themes.
  6. Future Prospects and Adaptations:
    • Potential for In Any Lifetime to be adapted into other media, including film or television.
    • Marc’s openness to adaptation and his perspective on the importance of storytelling across various forms.
Conclusion:
Marc Guggenheim’s insights provide a valuable lesson in versatility and the art of storytelling. His dedication to crafting meaningful and compelling narratives, regardless of the medium, continues to inspire writers and creatives across the industry.

Call to Action:
  • Don’t miss out on the riveting journey through love, loss, and the laws of the universe in Marc Guggenheim’s In Any Lifetime. Available for purchase on Amazon, in independent bookstores, and on Audible.
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  • Follow me on Instagram @screenwriterpod
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