Read the script. Imagine the movie.
Screenplays as Literature Series are movie scripts published for readers to enjoy concise storytelling with a twist.
Scripts are blueprints for producing films. Longer than a short story. Shorter than a novel.
You’ll learn how to read a script so you can watch the movie in your mind as you read the story on the page.
I have 12 plus books in this series, in many genres like Historical Epics, Fantasy, Thrillers, Crime Detective and even a family time traveling comedy!
I have read screenplays for many years because I am a screenwriter. But I realized that you don’t have to be a screenwriter to enjoy the power of a screenplay.
It’s more concise and economic storytelling, so it moves at a fast pace.
It paints in a broader brush than a scene in a novel, but it captures depth of character through dialogue and actions like no other medium of writing.
Every word in a screenplay counts and has meaning. So they can actually be quite deep while being shorter reads.
If you haven’t read a screenplay (or if you have), try one of your favorite genres in the Screenplays as Literature Series.
You might find a new kind of storytelling that is different from short stories or long novels, but in a fascinating fresh new way!
Check out the series here.
I was on this podcast with Thomas Umstattd Jr. An intelligent well-read host. Very good interview.
We talked about what constitutes a Christian worldview in a story and how to write it so you aren’t preachy or corny.
Fresh material you haven’t heard before.
Listen to the podcast here.
You’ll find this a detailed and engrossing interview.
We talked about the ancient material and worldview behind my new bestseller, Jezebel: Harlot Queen of Israel.
If you haven’t listened to any podcasts on this yet, this is the one you need to listen to.
Derek is one of the most interesting interviewers, with his wide esoteric knowledge of both the Bible and other ancient works.
So, he knew what to ask. You’ll love this one.
Catch it on YouTube here.
His website is here.
This was a great show with Jed Payne.
We talked a lot about the theological underpinnings of my new novel, Jezebel and how the series addresses the Watchers and the Nephilim.
It’s all a theological narrative thread in the Bible. Hear how it all fits together.
Then buy the book at Amazon!
Listen right below or click on this link to listen to it on Soundcloud: Church and Other Drugs.
Was the Harlot Queen of Israel merely a pure evil witch who wanted to destroy God’s chosen and ruin the lives of anyone around her?
Not exactly according to the Scriptures. It’s a little more complicated.
In this episode, multi-time guest Brian Godawa returns with yet another Biblically based fiction book for the Chronicles of the Watchers series, JEZEBEL: HARLOT QUEEN OF ISRAEL!
We discuss the complexity behind Jezebel, mostly found in the book of 1st and 2nd Kings, but also how it all ties together with the greater story arc of God vs the gods, the watchers, the Nephilim, the chosen people of ancient Israel, and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is a fresh and unique interview with some very smart and creative guys, Stephen Burnett and Zackary Russell.
We talk about how imagination comes into play with theology, the arts, creativity, the Bible.
We go deep.
Listen to the podcast here.
I was interviewed by Mike Indest for this great podcast edition of Down the Line.
We talked all about the foundational universe of the Chronicles of the Watchers as well as the first two books, Jezebel and Qin.
We discuss his new novel Jezebel: Harlot Queen Of Israel.
Along the way we also discuss how this scriptural account of Elijah, Jezebel, Baal, and Yahweh mirrors today’s society.
This is truly one broadcast you won’t want to miss!
JEZEBEL GETS too much credit for the evil in the world today. Jezebel spirit? She was human, so she’s dead and her spirit is powerless.
However, there were spirits behind Jezebel, and it’s them we have to be concerned with.
Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Brian Godawa is back to talk about his new novel, Jezebel: Harlot Queen of Israel, Book 1 in his Chronicles of the Watchers series. We discuss Jezebel, Ahab, the gods of ancient Tyre and Samaria, and why Brian chose to use Jehu, one of Ahab’s military commanders, as a major character in the novel instead of the prophet Elijah.
I was on the Bee again with the most excellent Ethan Nicolle and the most disturbing Kyle Mann.
We talk about epic films (Braveheart, The Patriot, Ben Hur) where individuals are willing to live and die for transcendent values set in all-encompassing civilization-shaking settings, and a lot of people get stabbed. We also talk about the secular-sacred divide in films and the genre of “Christian” movies. Spoiler: Not all Christian movies are crap.