Viewing: shit i know about writing

Apr 14

April 14, 2015

Brianna Wu! Conventions! Morgan Freeman’s wrapping room! A new episode of Ditch Diggers is live!

Hey, folks. Campbell Award winning author Mur Lafferty and I  are back again for a new episode of your favorite podcast about writing as a job. We call it Ditch Diggers. In this episode Mur and I talk about us both being mentioned in Entertainment Weekly in the same week for totally unrelated reasons (they talked about Mur’s Twitter creation #Sansaball and I was credited as “other industry source”). We also briefly touch on Morgan Freeman’s penchant for multi-lingual versions of Uno…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2015

What’s an award actually worth? A new episode of DITCH DIGGERS is live!

Hey, folks. Live from Morgan Freeman’s half-bath, Campbell Award winning author Mur Lafferty and I are back with a brand new episode of Ditch Diggers, our NSFW podcast about writing as a job. In this episode Mur and I talk about awards, specifically the Hugos, and what their practical value is to your career as a writer. We even have statistics. That’s right, shit just got real. We also answer email and take questions from Twitter on marketing, small press, contracts,…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2015

You Can’t Win: Publishing’s Culture of Extremes

You can’t win. You know that, right? That book you’re laboring over so dutifully? The novel you’ve soiled with virtually every variety of fluid contained in your body? The one you’re going to self-publish? The one you’re going to market and sell directly to the reading consumer? It might as well be a lottery ticket. Actually, your odds are probably better playing the lottery. Don’t worry. It’s the same for traditionally published authors. They can’t win, either. It doesn’t matter…

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Feb 26

February 26, 2015

The fourth episode of DITCH DIGGERS is live!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cis and non, writers of all stripes and creeds, the fourth–FOURTH–episode of Ditch Diggers is now live! If you’re new to things that are awesome, Ditch Diggers is the new(ish), inexplicably and overwhelmingly popular podcast Mur Lafferty and I host which deals specifically with writing as a job. In this episode Mur and I talk about how time elapses differently in publishing than in any other construct, the terminology of time in publishing, and…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2015

A very special DITCH DIGGERS featuring Kameron Hurley and Chuck Wendig is now live!

Late last year my longtime friend and fellow badass wordslinger Mur Lafferty and I created this new podcast thing called DITCH DIGGERS (in fairness Mur did/does most of the creating and I just kind of show up). We wanted to do a podcast, not about the craft of writing, which Mur covers just fine by herself on her long-running I SHOULD BE WRITING podcast, but about writing as a job. We recorded the first episode on the fly and kind of…

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