May 11, 2019
I've been working on Eve of Destruction (kickass cover, right?) for six months now, which is like GRRM time in indie publishing. In the midst of grinding through edits, I've been working on several other hobby projects as well. While Steven Pressfield might call this resistance, it got me thinking about the benefits of allowing your mind to wander, absorb and learn from your hobbies, and how you can fold those skills into your writing. I'm a DIY nerd, so my hobbies are building things, but the points I talk about could easily apply to team sports, travel or any other hobby.
Create If Writing with Kirsten Oliphant
Self Publishing Journeys by Paul Teague
Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Awkward Thoughts of Kamau Bell
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
AuthorLife by J Thorn
Thanks for listening!
February 11, 2019
In this episode I talk about how I take an old short story with bones that I like and update it for a new anthology market.
I touch on the lessons I've learned about genre alignment since I wrote the story back in 2016 and how I address the various issues to make it fresh. And if the story doesn't get picked up by the new market? I've got other options as well.
(I also lament the writing time I've lost to Far Cry 5, but I did blow up a lot of virtual stuff.)