What is Sham Fiction?
Sham Fiction is a podcast about writing and entertainment, brought to you by the three guys responsible for Two Jackets Productions: Eric Carlson, Marcus Mann, & Andrew Neill. The show is now in its second season!
Each episode of Sham Fiction Season Two features a head-to-head, no-holds-barred, eat-or-be-eaten sham-writing DUEL! Two writers cross pens in an epic battle to write the best version of pop culture properties they don’t know much about! Movies. TV shows. Books. Nothing is safe from the Sham Fiction arena!
Here’s how it works: At the start of the episode, the host has only eight minutes to pitch a property of their choosing, after which the two sham-writers each get two minutes to ask questions. After a brief, informative commercial break, the writers return to read their stories, and the host makes their determination as to who loses less! (As you’ll learn, there are no winners in Sham Fiction. It’s pretty brutal.) The trio then takes the remainder of the show to discuss what worked about the stories, what didn’t, and how they compared to the source material.
Sham Fiction began as a simple writing exercise—an excuse to put pen to paper for the purposes of practicing our prose and alleviating our aversions to alliteration. It was a very fun exercise, but we didn't expect the resulting pieces of fiction would be so entertaining! So we decided to share the fun with everyone, while simultaneously forcing ourselves to write something. We get writing practice and you get entertained! It's a win-win!
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To hear more about the latest season of Sham Fiction, we highly suggest you listen to our introductory episode below:
Subscribe to the show now on the podcatcher of your choice! (Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts.) This way, you receive each new episode as its released. Also, the entire Season One catalog is still out there for your listening pleasure! Enjoy the show!