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May 10

May 10, 2017

Presenting…The Freelance Writer’s Rebuttal Guide!

The essential and fundamental truth you must accept and fully understand about our business is this: There is nothing, not negative margins at the end of the fiscal year and not the pre-fall-of-Rome state of the government and not their parents being eaten by cancer, there is NOTHING the people who employ writers hate more than writers. The more their market or company or project utterly depends on writing, the more and more fervent their noxiously unctuous contempt is for…

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Oct 16

October 16, 2015

“Blisters” – A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

The Ditch Diggers are back, folks! A new episode of Mur Lafferty’s and my writing-as-a-job podcast has just released its 17th episode, titled “Blisters!” But first, if you missed it, you absolutely positively MUST check out our last episode of Ditch Diggers, episode 16, which was recorded live at Worldcon in Spokane and featured authors Kate Elliott, Linda Nagata, Aliette de Bodard, and Fonda Lee teaming up to take on Mur’s and my customized publishing industry version of a D&D-style…

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Sep 3

September 3, 2015

Ditch Diggers Live from Worldcon is now…well…live! Special Guests! New theme song! The greatest RPG variant ever played!

SO MUCH AWESOME I DON’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO GREET YOU, FOLKS. No, seriously, the newest episode of the Ditch Diggers podcast is so jam-packed with amazing things I scarcely know where to begin. It was recorded two weeks ago LIVE at Worldcon, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington. Mur and I had a packed, absolutely fucking fabulous theater audience who were overwhelmingly into the show. It was widely tweeted about as one of many, many folks’…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Mikki Kendall is a freelancing Patrick Swayze in Road House on the newest episode of Ditch Diggers! (Plus brief Worldcon previews.)

Hey, folks. I’m a week late posting this here because I was getting ready to leave for Worldcon (which I attended, and which we’ll talk about later), but that’s cool because anyone who might’ve missed this one will get a second chance now. And you simply can’t miss this one, not if you’re serious about being a freelance writer. In my humble yet thoroughly informed opinion, there is no better example of a professional freelance writer in this here modern…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

An Editing Cyborg and a Fearsome Foursome of SFF Authors: Special Guest Shenanigans at Ditch Diggers Live!

I’m currently at a fever pitch trying to get myself squared away to leave for Worldcon, but so much amazing is happening I had to make sure all of you were updated on it lest you miss the podcasting, convention, and freelance writing event of the year. Hyperbole? Nay. We all know the Hugo Awards are the hot SFF ticket this week. HOWEVER, Sasquan/Worldcon is also the site of the first ever Ditch Diggers Live, where Mur Lafferty and I…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2015

We’re talkin’ all things comics industry with indie veteran Shawn Pryor on a new episode of Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and I are back with a new episode of Ditch Diggers, *the* podcast about writing as a job. I’m stoked because this time around we welcomed guest host Shawn Pryor onto the show to talk about the comics industry, and We met Shawn during a private gaming convention at a castle in the woods of Ohio (no, really) and got to know him over a few rounds of the spaghetti western card game…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2015

Late and Drunk to the Party: Kameron Hurley’s and Chuck Wendig’s Epic Two-Part Return to Ditch Diggers!

Hey, folks. I’m incredibly late posting about this, but when the first episode went live and for several days after the fact I was in the middle of the woods in Ohio with no internet access (it was bliss). Upon returning they were jackhammering the pavement in our complex non-stop, during which they hit a water main and killed all WiFi/cable, and I had plumbers coming in and out of the house and damaging our drywall and it was not…

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Jun 5

June 5, 2015

When it’s NOT okay to suck, plus SFF titan Ken Liu! A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

We’re back, folks. Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and Knott’s Berry Farm Ghosts of the Old West 12-and-Under Short Story Contest-winning author Matt Wallace have returned for a new episode of Ditch Diggers, the podcast about writing as a job. This is, no bullshit, one of my favorite episodes we’ve done thus far. “It’s okay to suck” is the mantra on which Mur built her flagship podcast, I Should Be Writing, over the last decade. Now it’s time to talk…

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Apr 30

April 30, 2015

The blockbuster 10th episode of Ditch Diggers! Co-hosted by New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger!

Some good things do last, folks. At the end of 2014 Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and I recorded a podcast with no name. We had a frank and honest discussion, not about writing, but about our careers as writers. That conversation spawned something we still didn’t fully understand called Ditch Diggers, and over the past several months we’ve slowly figured out what this show is and not only has it gotten pretty popular, it’s gotten, in my humble opinion,…

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Apr 24

April 24, 2015

Crowdfunding! Reapportioned sex robots! A new Ditch Diggers is live!

Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty and Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghosts of the Old West Elementary School Short Story Contest-winning author Matt Wallace are back at it again, folks! We’ve got a brand new installment of our writing-as-a-job podcast for you, and it’s about when NOT to crowdfund and/or self-publish your work. We also field questions from Twitter about writing schedules, how to balance your writing business admin with your actual writing, and using email lists, newsletters, and book blast services…

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