Craig Rainey - Renaissance Man

Craig Rainey - Renaissance Man

Did you ever wonder what a writer is like? This is a podcast for Readers and Writers. Craig Rainey shares his insight, loves, and travails from his exciting life as an author, film actor, and award-winning musician. Craig Rainey is a true modern day renaissance man. He is a published author and award winning screenwriter; he has acted in more than 60 film projects and movies; he was a professional musician, studio producer, and owner of an artist image development company. He cowboyed professionally and is an Army veteran.

Episodes

November 12, 2023 28 mins
Craig Rainey has had a busy festival season. He won in both acting and screenwriting. He catches us up on his recent awards and where he is with HooDoo War and his latest Carson Brand novel.
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It has been a couple of years since Craig Rainey was cast in a feature film. he is a co-star in a western now in production. That and more news about the Renaissance man.
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Craig Rainey has been busy with his last 2 novels. the latest is a western based upon one of the most famous range wars in Texas history. He has been cast in another movie and he shares some of the highlights of 2022.
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Now that my 6th novel is published, I am having creative withdrawals including nightmares and creativity issues. This is how I plan to get back into the groove.
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You format, you outline, you research, and you write. How does that lead to a half finished completed book?
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October 27, 2022 32 mins
I experimented with different methods to draw new readers. The cover is critical but how c an you be sure it is right for your genre?
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With all of the talk about word count in the writing biz, what is the truth about it? What is the rule when it comes to quality vs quantity? Craig Rainey encountered it in a useful way. He shares his insight with you.
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September 11, 2022 39 mins
I finished the 3rd novel in my action thriller series. Why did it take so long? Well I'll tell you. The upside is that I am 10% into the 4th novel.
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July 28, 2022 25 mins
Your Villains must be as carefull crafted as your heros. The audience always loves a well crafted bad guy.
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July 17, 2022 28 mins
How do you keep your writing career going while you manage the work load of life? Craig Rainey shares his thoughts on the topic.
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Dialogue is one of the most difficult components of writing. You have to be good at it.
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June 8, 2022 27 mins
Craig Rainey shares some basic tips for being a good writer. It doesn't take an English teacher to know the rules of the writing road.
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Craig Rainey talks about those colorful sub characters. Why are backing characters so important? How do you come up with them? What makes them memorable?
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I converted Stolen Valor to a Screenplay. I had a lot to learn about the differences.
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Craig Rainey talks about his process in writing his Carson Brand series and how he is suffering from plot block on the 3rd book.
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I had to start all over with my publishing marketing. What a time!
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January 18, 2022 31 mins
Craig Rainey talks about his experience watching the popular Paramount TV series.
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October 25, 2021 30 mins
Craig Rainey discusses the difference and why it is an important difference.
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Craig Rainey talks about the importance of Sub-plot and Theme in writing. He shares the themes he attached to his books.
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January 21, 2021 34 mins
Craig Rainey shares the background of his main character in his action thriller series and how he came to write him that way.
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