Great Deals, Dueling Writers, and More

Jim Markus hosts Frugal Living, a podcast for smart shoppers and savers. He works as an editor at Brad’s Deals, where he evaluates and negotiates deals for bargain hunters.

Jim is also a writer, game developer, and event producer. He founded The Secret Society of Writing Duelists (and cofounded The Ink & Blood Dueling Society), a comedy-writing and theater group noted for appearances around the United States. He designed Fortunes: The Tarot Card Storytelling Game, which came out this year.

Brad’s Deals, website and Frugal Living podcast

The Ink and Blood Dueling Society, the secret society of writing duelists

Video games mentioned: Dread with Jenga, Fall of Magic

Jim’s video game: Fortunes: The Tarot Card Story Telling Game

Bring Your Own Theatre Productions, Chicago, Illinois

The Truck, Truck, Theatre

826 Literacy Program, Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Company in Chicago

Eternity Games, More Known Books, Imprint for Jim’s books

Write With Lions, Jim Markus

New Wave Coffee Shop, Chicago, Illinois

The Ink and Blood Society Doesn’t Exist, Jim Markus

The Bechdel Test

A.D. Trosper, Author, Dragon’s Call series

Stacy Bennett, Author, Corthan Legacy

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, (2006 – 2007) Aaron Sorkin, Creator

Charles Huth, personal website, Northside Comic Artist Project


PodMatch a site for Podcasters

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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