Get Published Episode 130 – Marty Chan, Extraordinary Writer

130 episodes. Wow! I can never thought I would be able to claim that number when I started Get Published. Now that I’m here, I have a hard time concieving of the day when the show won’t be part of my life.

What better way to celebrate the milestone but by having another awesome guest. Today, you will hear me talk to Marty Chan. Marty is an author, playwright, and screenwriter for radio and television. He has won awards for many of those mediums so it would seem that he knows what he is talking about.

We talk about a lot of things in what I would argue is one of the best interviews ever for Get Published. I got so much out of our discussion I know Marty will be back again in the future.

I also talk about the school visit I just did a couple weeks ago. It was my first paid visit with two grade 8 classes. I want to share how that visit went.

That’s today’s show, I hope you enjoy it.

Show Notes

00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 130 – Marty Chan, Extraordinary Writer

Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”

00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 130 – Marty Chan, Extraordinary Writer (continued)

Welcome to the show.

01:21 – Promo – Flash Pulp

01:47 – Tips and Typos

Mike talks about attending Writer’s Workshops and how a recent visit has changed his approach.

05:39 – Promo – Saturday B Movie Reel

06:39 Get Published Episode 130 – Marty Chan, Extraordinary Writer (continued)

Mike and Marty talk about screenwriting, novels, rejection and much more:

  • Renaissance man, Screenplays, -40c temps, Playwrite, Screenwriting, Jake and the Kid, Henry Wong, Orange Seed myth, Gemini, Mystery of the Frozen Brains, Eric Vice Chronicles – Demon Gate, Steampunk, Fantasy, Stepping out of your own life to write, Magicians, Penguin Arm acting, Self publishing, Quality work, Surrounding yourself with people who know more than you, The best idea wins, leave your ego at the door, CTV, Thistledown Press, Talk about what you are passionate about, Be true to yourself, Don’t let them smell your desperation, Wall of Shame, Rejection letters, Dealing with rejection, The Infinity Coil, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla,, @Marty_Chan

50:03 – Promo – Pop Mockers

50:34 — Closing

Thank you for listening.


Websites mentioned in this episode:

Marty Chan –

Flash Pulp –

Saturday B Movie Reel –

Pop Mockers –


Special Thanks to Jeffrey Hite for assisting in the production of Get Published.


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